Headline Dec 18, 2015/ ''' SILICON VALLEY : 1 INFINITE LOOP '''



PAKISTAN  -THE FIRST CONCEPTUAL HISTORIC HOST OF !WOW! -the World Students Society, remains totally soaked in wringing grief.

The tragedy of the * Army Public School, Peshawar, Pakistan,*   is just beyond words. It is just too overwhelming.

I paid my respects, on behalf of the students of the entire world.

"Almighty God put us in this world, TO ACT". Everything will now depend how the students sacrifice and contribute in helping build a better world. See Ya all on !WOW!".

And now to the historic research writing and post. * 

IN SILICON VALLEY, almost every town is a company town. As Cupertino belongs to Apple and Mountain View is dominated overwhelmingly by Google-

Menlo Park is where Facebook is located, and Palo Alto has the old, troubled, but still-enormous Hewlett-Packard. Yet you don't always feel this.

Tech companies tend to look inward; they seem to like campuses more than cities or even towns. Gehry's Facebook building will be across the street from the company's existing complex, which will be retained.

Apple occupies more than  30  low-rise buildings in Cupertino, with the corporate headquarters in a cluster of modern glass buildings that bears the invented address of  1 Infinite Loop. The address tells you as much as you need to know about the company's view of its campus as a self-contained environment-

Disconnected from the city around it, a goal that the new, Foster-designed building will achieve more fully, surely, than any building since the Pentagon, which it exceeds in circumference.

The current Apple offices, which were originally put up by a real-estate developer in the early 1970s for the company Four Phase Systems, are notable less for anything about their architecture than for their exceptionally elegant signs in a small Myriad Font-

The identical typeface to that used on most of the company's products. Oracle, the huge software company, built itself a kind of high-rise campus, a cluster of rounded, reflective glass towers beside the 101 Freeway a few miles north in Redmond Shores-

More conspicuous than any of the old Google's buildings, to be sure, but nearly as generic, since you could imagine these buildings sitting beside a freeway in Dallas or Houston as easily as on the San Francisco peninsula. They're no more specific to Silicon Valley than the Alpine Inn.

For a while indifference to the physical world seemed an inherent part of the identity of Silicon Valley. In the same way that you don't expect computer geeks to pay much attention to their wardrobes, it didn't seem odd that the Valley town had a dull, Anywhere U.S.A. veneer-

Or that the biggest and most successful companies seemed to operate out of low-rise buildings that looked as if they had been built off the Long Island Expressway to house insurance agencies. It wasn't just because most of them started on shoestring and took what space they could-

Progressing from the garage to random office space wherever they could find it. It was also because, Steve Jobs aside, most people in Silicon Valley didn't care much what things looked like. Buildings were a kind of  "whatever," just like clothing, which is why the first Silicon Valley structures were to architecture what the fleece vest or hoodie is to haberdashery.    

And, anyway, the real world is a kind of sideshow, when your mission is to  shape virtual world.

The goal of so much that has been invented in Silicon Valley is to take our consciousness away from the physical world, to create for us an alternative that we can experience by turning aside from the physical world and into the entirely different realm that all this technology was creating.

When you are designing the virtual world and can make it whatever you want it to be, why waste your time worrying about what real buildings and real towns should look like?

But if the first generation of tech workers, back in the long-ago 1980s, was, for all intents and purposes, devoid of character, it wasn't too long before some companies got too big and too successful to disappear entirely into suburban banality.

A few Silicon Valley companies,  most famously Google, figured out another way to escape from the real world.

Instead of ignoring it altogether, they could make it fun, silly, and exuberant, entertaining in a way that would pull employees away from the everyday physical environment as much as the virtual realms they were helping to create.

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

With Most Respectful dedication to the memory of Steve Jobs/Apple, Bill Gates /Microsoft, Mark Zuckerberg/ Facebook, Sergey Brin/ Google, Larry Ellison/Oracle. See Ya all, Sires,  on !WOW!  -the World Students Society:

"' The World's Hope "'

Good Night and God Bless

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