Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

Mud flats, salt ponds, wetlands. As the B747 banked sharply on its final turn for landing at SFO, I caught this crisp view of the Ravenswood Slough in Menlo Park, California. A portion of the Facebook headquarters is seen at the bottom right of the second photo.      

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Springtime in Silicon Valley. Last light yesterday at Shoreline Park in Mountain View, California. In the first image below, three of Mountain View’s icons are seen in the distance: Hangar One, the largest wind tunnel in the world at NASA’s Ames Research Center, and Google headquarters.      

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Apple’s forgotten co-founder. It is well known that Apple Computer was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Not as well known is that there was a third co-founder – Ronald Wayne. With Jobs and Wozniak wet behind the ears at the time, Ron was the adult in the room. He conceived the […]

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Engineer, Applied Mathematician, Entrepreneur, and Teacher extraordinaire. [Update: November 20, 2014 – Professor Kailath was honoured with the National Medal of Science for 2014 by President Obama at a White House ceremony this morning.] Professor Thomas Kailath, doyen of Communication Engineering and Information Theory, is currently the Hitachi America Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Stanford […]

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