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Geek Silicon Valley: A circuitry of places and people -- and the stories that created todays high-tech lifestyle Ashlee Vance

Geek Silicon Valley: A circuitry of places and people -- and the stories that created todays high-tech lifestyle

Ashlee Vance

Published
ISBN : 9780762742394
Paperback
224 pages
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Silicon Valley veterans and newbies alike will want to explore this book that delves into the rich history behind the region that birthed the worlds most important industry. Technology journalist Ashlee Vance has captured almost every aspect of theMoreSilicon Valley veterans and newbies alike will want to explore this book that delves into the rich history behind the region that birthed the worlds most important industry. Technology journalist Ashlee Vance has captured almost every aspect of the area stretching between San Francisco and San Jose, California, starting with the eager radio and electronics enthusiasts of the early 1900s and ending with the computing powerhouses of today such as Google and Apple. Along the way, the book profiles the people and places that have elevated Silicon Valley to an almost mythic pedestal.This book delivers Silicon Valley, taking us from success story to failed startup and back again as we drive the roads from San Francisco to Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and San Jose. Its full of profiles of the larger-than-life characters that pioneered the processor, computer, and Internet revolutions. The books vibrant design includes Silicon Valley Soundbytes packed with insider information and trivia, and Click Here sidebars, which suggest places to eat, drink, and shop.Place by place, readers get the inside scoop on all the addresses that count, which include Microsoft research centers- the headquarters of Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle- research powerhouses such as Stanford University, NASA Ames, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- the Computer History Museum and The Tech Museum- the Shoreline Amphitheater- the Churchill Club- and many more.