Headline Dec 16, 2015/ "' SILICON VALLEY "' : * WELL -LORE *



WITH MOST RESPECTFUL and loving dedication to the memory of all the angels/students, and teachers,  who lost their lives in the attack on Army Public School, Peshawar, Pakistan.

With Most Respectful dedication to all the  "Parents".

!WOW! -the World Students Society exclusively owned by the students of the world, mourns these terrible moments, and pledges to doubles its efforts in serving mankind. 

ON AUGUST 27, 1976,  Scientists from Sri International celebrated the successful completion of tests by sending :

**An Electronic Message from a computer setup at a picnic table behind the Alpine Inn. The message was sent  via  a  Radio Network  to Sri and on through a second network :

The Arpanet, to Boston.  This event marked the beginning of the  '"Internet Age"'.**

That the world's first email was sent from a picnic table at Zott's goes well with the rest of the Silicon Valley lore, like the founding of Hewlett-Packard in one garage and Apple another.

It reminds you that for a long time the most striking thing about the appearance of Silicon Valley was how ordinary it was..........how much it looked like everyplace else, or at least like every other collection of reasonably prosperous American suburbs-

What ever may have been going on in its garages and whatever some geeks may have done over drinks at Zott's close to 40 years ago......

On Alpine Road, in Portola Valley, a few miles southwest of the campus of Stanford University, where the flat suburban landscape begins to give way to the vistas of the Santa Cruz Mountains, there is an old wooden roadhouse called the Alpine Inn-

Where college students make merry at old wooden tables carved with their initials. It's as if Mory's , the venerable Yale hangout, were housed in a western frontier tavern out of a John Wayne movie. The locals, who call the place Zott's, a contraction of Rossotti's, the name of long ago owners.

Yes, Silicon Valley has Stanford, with its vast and beautiful campus, and some handsome mountain scenery marking its western edge, but the rest of the place has always been made up of  neighbourhoods and landmarks that could have been almost anywhere else:

Like the Freeway and the strip malls and supermarkets and car dealerships and motels and low-rise office parks. Most of Silicon Valley is suburban sprawl, plain and simple, its main artery a wide boulevard called El Camino Real that might someday possess some degree of urban density but now could be on the outskirts of Phoenix.

Zott's is what oases for local color, but even this spirited roadhouse has a certain generic look to it. You could imagine being it being almost anywhere out West, the same way that so much of Silicon Valley looks like generic suburbia.

And even after people began doing unusual things in their garages, and other people started inventing things in the university's laboratories, and even after some of these turned into the beginnings of large corporations, some of which became successful beyond anyone's imaginations-

Even these things didn't make Silicon Valley look all that different from everyplace else. The tech companies got bigger and bigger, but that has generally meant that the sprawl sprawled farther.

**There was certainly nothing about the physical appearance of these few square miles that told you it was the place that had generated more wealth than anywhere else on earth, and in our time.** 

In June 2011,  just four months before his death,  Steve Jobs appeared before the City Council of Cupertino, where Apple's headquarters are located. It was the last public appearance Jobs would make, and if it did not have quite the orchestrated panache of his carefully staged unveilings in San Francisco-

It was fixed even more on the future than the latest  iPhone. Jobs was presenting the design for a new headquarters building that Apple proposed to build, and that the City Council would have to approve.

It was a structure unlike that any other that his company, or any other in the world, had ever built.:
A glass building in the shape of a huge ring, 1,521 feet in diameter for nearly five football fields, and its circumference would curve for nearly a mile.

It was designed by Sir Norman Foster, the British-born architect known for the elegance of his work and for the uncompromising nature of his sleek, modern aesthetic   -close to Job's own.

In a community that you could almost say has prided itself on its indifference to architecture, Apple, which had already changed the nature of consumer products, seemed now to want to try to do  nothing less than change Silicon Valley's  view of what building should be.

The Honour and Serving of this  "Historic Technology Operational Research" continues.  Thank Ya all for reading and sharing. And see Ya all on the following one.

With respectful dedication to the Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all on !WOW!  -the World Students Society:

"' The World To Come "'

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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