The constellation known today as Silicon Valley represents the choicest achievements of America s high technology through the 20th Century and now into the 21st, a period during which the United States surged to world technological leadership and poured out inventions, innovations, and developments in a volume unprecedented in history, either in quality or quantity. The purpose of this book is to collect and pass on to the future generations an understanding of how this phenomenon came to be. Silicon Valley is unique in many ways, but its character found roots more than a hundred and ten years ago. Dozens of high technology founders and inventors provide personal perspective thoughout the pages. Fifty of Silicon Valley's most important high technology companies are profiled.
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John McLaughlin, co-author of The Making of Silicon Valley: A One Hundred Year Renaissance and the author of the science fiction novel G.R.A.I.L. Producer/director of the PBS documentary, Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance, narrated by Walter Cronkite. A historian, entrepreneur and former magazine publisher, he makes Palo Alto his operating base. He attended the University of Oregon and took an MBA degree at the San Diego-based United States International University. Leigh Weimers retired in 2005 as dean of Bay Area newspaper columnists, concluding a 47 year career with the San Jose Mercury News. Author of Leigh Weimers' Guide to Silicon Valley, he has served as founding chairman of the San Jose Police Foundation and is the recipient of numerous awards for journalism and civic involvement. A resident of Redwood Estates, he is a graduate of San Jose State University and has been awarded the university's highest service award. Ward Winslow, co-author of The Making of Silicon Valley: A One Hundred Year Renaissance, is also the author of Palo Alto: A Centennial History and another book recapping his 34 years of reporting and editing for Palo Alto's daily newspapers. He attended the University of Colorado (Boulder) and did his graduate study at Stanford University.
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Descripción Santa Clara Valley Historical, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P11096492174X
Descripción Santa Clara Valley Historical Association, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 096492174X