General Voices

John Rusty Harris, 1954-2015

REMEMBERING RUSTY Love from Ann ==== MAKE FULL SCREEN===   Silicon Valley is  a very big story from apricots to autonomous vehicles to augmented reality and artificial intelligence.  It’s exciting and transformative.   It is overwhelming and fabulous.  It’s sad…

General Stanford

Who Killed Jane Stanford?

The Palo Alto Daily is reporting  (November, 2015) that a petition is being circulated in Palo Alto to re-name Jordan Junior High which is named after former Stanford University President, David Starr Jordan. Jordan was into the then early field…

theranos and silicon valley story
Medical Technology Start Ups

Why I Won’t Use Theranos

I recently went to hear Elizabeth Holmes in person speaking in Santa Clara. She’s Theranos’ founder and CEO and a media darling. I loved the focus and single mindedness that shined through her story of knowing since childhood there…

robots
Start Ups

THE BEAM (which is not a robot) Dream

 BEAM STORE, Palo Alto, California A couple walks by the storefront, does a double take and stands transfixed staring at what looks like a computer screen on legs having a conversation on the sidewalk with some people. Curious they…

General Start Ups

Note (dot) Cards from the iPhone

I’m ready.  Have Traveling Pepper and I will write to you. I will thank you, invite you, love you, want you, send good wishes, say hello and good-bye and anything in-between.  Yes, that’s how much I like it. But it goes…

bitcoin silicon valley
Bitcoins Start Ups

Are You Using Bitcoin?

He followed me out of the coffee bar and said, “Excuse me, was that a Bitcoin transaction you just did?” Since he was behind me in line at Coupa Cafe, Palo Alto’s only retail place I know to use…

Diversity problem in tech
Diversity Voices

Meetup for Whites Only

  Diversity problem in Silicon Valley? Big time. I was going to write about something else  but when I opened this email for a new meet-up: http://www.meetup.com/WHITE-STARTUP-INVESTORS-AND-FOUNDERS/ and my jaw dropped, and my brain went to the news today…

NMEFCU
General Voices

Bye to VISA and NMEFCU: Future Tech is Coming

        Disruption, change the world, make it a better place – these are phrases  heard all the time in Silicon Valley.  There are  start ups everywhere – in my garage I have a palm ID biometric tech start…