People in the technology industry know that Gartner loves it some charts. It just wouldn't be a Gartner report without charts - and especially not a Gartner magic-quadrant chart.
This morning, Welcome to Dot got to thinking about why nobody's charting the Boston neighborhood hype cycle. What spurred the pondering was this Globe blog post, in which some anonymous filmmaker from Brooklyn raved about the cheap house he bought in Medford as proof that Medford could be the next Brooklyn (even more specifically, "Medford (west and south) is to Somerville as Greenpoint is to Williamsburg").
Pondering, of course, leads to action.
Ed. note: Were I still a Brooklynite, I would be forever ranting about hipsters in Williamsburg and Greenpoint thinking their tiny sliver of East River real estate is all there is to Brooklyn, when, in fact, there are large swaths of the giant borough where normal people live in actual houses rather than trendy lofts in old factories, but now that I'm a Bostonian, I just get annoyed at New Yorkers trying to convince us which parts of New York our neighborhoods are most like.