...you'd probably know the names of a lot of up-and-coming bands---it would be part of your job. If you're reading this blog, though, it's more likely that you're planning a career in high tech, so it's fair to ask: how many up-and-coming companies in your area can you name? Backbone Magazine has just posted their PICK 20 list; I know thirteen of them, and as soon as this post is finished, I'm going to have a look at the other seven.