Why has Silicon Valley proven difficult to copy?

Because even the mythos of Silicon Valley’s origins is incorrect, and this has led all the attempts to copy it to be similarly wrongheaded.For example, every single answer on this page about Silicon Valley’s origins is  missing key details.Most stories about the origins of the Valley (including Paul Graham’s “How to Be Silicon Valley” – see http://www.paulgraham.com/silico… and http://steveblank.com/2009/08/17…) totally misrepresent the Valley’s history in