Silicon Valley Places According to Robert Scoble
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Paul Graham, founder of YCombinator, covered a bunch of places to “see Silicon Valley.” Good start, but he missed a bunch of places. Here’s my list: 1. IBM’s New Almaden research lab. This is where the hard drive was invented.
The History of San Jose, California San Jose, CA, is a very old city, founded in 1777. Before white people came to this area, the Ohlone (Oh LONE ee) Indians lived here, along the Guadalupe (gwad uh LOOP ay) River. They were peaceful Indians who lived in huts made from grasses.
Mount Umunhum ( Ohlone , meaning resting place of the hummingbird ) [ 3 ] is the fourth-highest peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California (after Loma Prieta , Crystal Peak, and Mt. Chual). The mountain is situated in Santa Clara County , southeast of Los Gatos and south of South San Jose . The peak can be recognized in Santa Clara Valley by the five-story concrete radar tower building, known locally as "the cube" [ 4 ] or "the box", that sits atop the summit.
Buck's is the Earthlinked mother ship for the New Jerusalem. Years ago there were some religious people and some religious denominations who were very upset with NASA, the space program. They decided that the space program must be a sham because the Apollo astronauts circled the moon and then landed on it but did not report that they had found the New Jerusalem.
Stanford University classmates Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded HP in 1939. The company's first product, built in a Palo Alto garage, was an audio oscillator - an electronic test instrument used by sound engineers. One of HP's first customers was Walt Disney Studios, which purchased eight oscillators to develop and test an innovative sound system for the movie Fantasia . Virtual museum
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The South Bay Historical Railroad Society (SBHRS) was incorporated in 1985 to preserve the local area railroad heritage while running a working museum to benefit the community. Our members are volunteers and work on the renovation and preservation of the Santa Clara Railroad Depot, the Santa Clara Tower and the two maintenance-of-way buildings. A large and varied collection of historic railroad artifacts are on display in the Edward Peterman Museum of Railroad History located in the Depot.