Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A SILICON VALLEY ADVENTURE ...



I spent all day yesterday at a new "think tank" in Silicon Valley. While I can't get into details about the meeting itself, it was one of those occasions where a lot of technical and creative people get together and exchange ideas. They think of everything at these think tanks: Phones that do your laundry; PCs that take out the trash; Robots that replace you. You name it, they plan for it. Except for parking. The Think Tank didn't have enough parking spaces and I had to drive around for a while before finding a spot on the street. To my surprise, it turned out to be right in front of the location known as the "Birthplace of Silicon Valley," a one-car garage where in 1938 Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started H-P with only $538 in capital. That's Silicon Valley for you: Everyone is so busy starting businesses out of their garage, they forget you're also supposed to park there ...!

1 comment:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

How appropriate based on the passing of Mr. Jobs.