[svlug] Silicon Valley Swift Linux

John Sokol john.sokol at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 12:35:44 PDT 2011


I'd look through the Computer history museum.  It's full of classic silicon
valley images.  Maybe write them or scavenge their web site.
On Sep 19, 2011 11:43 AM, "Rick Moen" <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Jason Hsu (jhsu802701 at gmail.com):
>
>> I'm looking for ideas on what kind of wallpaper to use. The most
>> obvious is pictures of silicon chips or wafers, but I'd like to hear
>> your suggestions. Are there any particular landmarks in Silicon
>> Valley I should use?
>
> The morning backup on Highway 237 is pretty monumental. ;->
> (Every time I pass it on my bicycle, I feel a bit smug. )
>
> A lot of the landmarks are non-flashy, like David Packard's garage:
> http://www.tonie.net/images/sanjose2001/siliconvalley/birthplace.php
>
> Not to mention Steve Jobs's old garage:
> http://www.paulgraham.com/garage.html
>
> Possibles: Hangar One, the Blue Cube at Onizuka, Winchester Mystery
> House, California's first state capital building (100 block of S.
> Market, San Jose), Paul Masson Mountain Winery in Saratoga, the Palo
> Alto Stock Farm (now part of the Stanford campus) where Eadweard
> Muybridge invented motion pictures, the Pioneer Electronics Research
> Laboratory in Palo Alto where Lee de Forest invented the first vacuum
> tube amplifier and oscillator, the Peralta and Roberto-Sunol Adobes in
> San Jose, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, Lick Observatory.
>
>> (Admittedly, I don't think Silicon Valley has landmarks, or am I
>> wrong?
>
> One man's opinion: http://www.priss.org/80/what/lost.htm
>
> Hangar One may or may not get 'reskinned' after the toxic siding panels
> are removed. See: http://www.savehangarone.org/
>
>
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