For those of us who did not experience the rebelliousness of the 1960s, there’s a nagging feeling that perhaps we missed out on one of the most charged decades in American history. The 60s generation reshaped society in fundamental ways, sparking-- a grand rethinking of American democracy.. It wasn’t just a battle between the Left and the Right. In the 1960s, the challenge to the establishment was so deep and wide, that everything was up for debate. This energy gave birth to many things, including the commune movement – and it was this moment in history when the ideology of modern-day Silicon Valley was formed.MORE
There’s a good reason you won’t see open air tour buses cruising through Silicon Valley: There is nothing to see. Apple’s new $15 billion “spaceship” headquarters may change all that, but for now, Silicon Valley boasts no real heart, no heroic statues, no iconic signs on a hill. MORE
Daniel Swain, Steve Blank, Margaret O’Mara, Leslie Berlin.
Where does the Silicon Valley story actually begin?
That was one of our first questions when we started developing the “Origins of Silicon Valley” podcast series. Turns out, we didn’t have to look very far.MORE
“There’s a war out there, old friend – a world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information.”
–Ben Kingsley as “Cosmo” in the 1992 film SneakersMORE