The Valley of Heart's Delight: A Silicon Valley Notebook 1963-2001

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 10, 2002 - Business & Economics - 276 pages
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The history of the heart of the high-tech world
Mike Malone is a journalist who has covered Silicon Valley for nearly twenty years. This book combines the best of his work from a variety of renowned publications to offer a true-to-life glimpse of the world's most important industrial community. These stories form a picture of a place at the center of cultural, economic, and technological advancement and the people who live there, from dot.com millionaires to everyday working people just trying to get by. Not confined to its present technological significance, the book looks at the rich history of the Valley and the future that awaits it. Meticulously researched and broad in scope, The Valley of Heart's Delight is the definitive biography of a place of massive cultural and political significance.
Michael S. Malone (Palo Alta, CA) joined the San Jose Mercury News in 1980 as the nation's first daily high-tech reporter. His writings on Silicon Valley earned him two Pulitzer Prize nominations. He has also written for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Dallas Morning News, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He is currently the Editor at Large for ASAP.
  

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Contents

The First 25 Years
25
IPO Day
47
Inventor Entrepreneur Statesman
65
Silicon Suburbia
75
The Macintosh Introduction
85
PART III
95
Silicon Town
98
The Real Secrets of Silicon Valley
99
Silicon World
188
The Frontier of the Heart
189
Bandon Beach
207
Pressing Their Cases Coast to Coast
211
Notes from a Distant Node
215
Children of the Once Future
219
The Gildered Age
225
Silicon Home
242

Going Underground in Silicon Valley
119
Day of the Jackal
129
A Good Day to Contemplate the Rest of Life
135
Has Silicon Valley Gone Pussy?
143
Seduction From the Bitch Goddess a Novel
155
Technofascism
165
PART IV
185
The Packard Way
243
Pixies Last Lessons
253
Second Sight
261
About the Author
269
Index
273
Copyright

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MICHAEL S. MALONE is an award-winning writer and Editor at Large of Forbes ASAP, the world's largest circulation business and technology magazine. He also has a weekly column on ABC.com called "The Silicon Insider" and is the author of a number of books on business theory and history. As the nation's first daily high-technology reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, Malone covered the rise of Silicon Valley. He is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal and has also been a columnist for the New York Times and a contributing editor for Upside and Fast Company.

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