Silicon Valley's secret military history


The psychedelic history of Silicon Valley is well-told in two recent fantastic books, John Markoff's What The Dormouse Said and Fred Turner's From Counterculture to Cyberculture. But there's another somewhat darker parallel history too. In this video from a 2008 talk at the Computer History Museum, Steve Blank explores the shadowy military roots of the Bay Area's high tech hub. "Secret History of Silicon Valley" (Thanks, Jacques Vallée!)

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  1. Just a brilliant presentation. I’d carry Mr. Blank’s briefcase just to spend time with him. Very interesting.

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