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This past weekend, whether you know it or not, dozens of Silicon Valley socialites camped out with tech publisher Tim O'Reilly in Sebastopol for this year's Foo Camp, cookin' up ideas and impressing eager reporters, same as every year.

But this year, the invite-only guest list seemed to stretch just far enough that half of the Valley's hip young techies found themselves asking, "If my friend got invited, why didn't I?"

Which brings us to the inevitable question:

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