Saturday, September 21, 2013

Silicon Valley

In the late 1950s, a group of forward thinking inventors defected from their company, moved to an undeveloped portion of Southern California and formed a new organization where they would invent and refine the microchip which, among other things, pushed Americans to the forefront of the Space Race and led to the technological breakthroughs which would be mounted in the area over the next several decades. Silicon Valley is an informative and somewhat redundant entry in PBS' American Experience series as told by many who were present in those early days who helped to shape our modern society.