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Why the Valley is the World's premier high-tech region

Original post made by Resident on Jan 7, 2008

"The conventional wisdom is that the Valley became the world's premier high-tech region through the activities of indigenous garage-based entrepreneurs."

Is this the conventional wisdom? Is this "conventional wisdom" true or false?

Maybe Palo Alto should build some garages to lease to Stanford as a revenue-stream for Palo Alto.

Comments (2)

Posted by High tech widow, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 7, 2008 at 3:09 pm

False

Our high tech company started in a corner of our bedroom.


Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jan 8, 2008 at 2:22 am

Homebrew Computer Club started in Gordon French's Menlo Park garage. Of the 30 or so people there, only two did not become computer millionaires - Gordon and me.


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