“Writer Wallace Stegner talked of the West as having "boomers” and “stickers,” people who exploited a place and those who nested. Add to these today’s new high-rent locust–the “hoppers”–affluent global transients who swarm through on their career paths. The effect of this is a class of people who regard our locality as a temporary roost. Hoppers live a “lifestyle,” rather than a life in an actual physical place that makes demands on them. They don’t have to adjust to the land and climate, know the local history, or be touched by any of it. They can live in a generic high-rise with concierge service and enjoy a view that might as well be a hologram.“
–Knute Berger, Pugetopolis