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The Kings and Crazies of Silicon Valley

Steve Wozniak, Nolan Bushnell, Maynard Webb, John McAfee light up the stage. On location at Silicon Valley's can't-miss tech conferences.

Steve Wozniak on the future of mobile tech: “Eventually smell will matter. Eventually.”

Woz on Pandora: "It's too good. I can't use it. I'll be listening to new music all night, and buying songs. I won't get any sleep!"

In Silicon Valley: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to speak on panel about voice and natural language technology

We’ve seen what’s possible with the advent of natural language understanding and voice-driven technologies, and deeply integrated voice “assistant” technologies, but we’re just beginning to scratch the surface of what’s ultimately possible.
Elon Musk CEO Tesla

Silicon Valley: Churchill Club to announce awards for innovation, leadership, social benefit

“Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.” – Winston Churchill
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HP WebOS: Only room for two at the top

Sure, WebOS is (was) slick. Yet again, though, we learn that products and features do not win the day.
Computer History Museum - Silicon Valey

Silicon Valley: In search of sinners and spam

Listening to engineer Cutts describe how he created Safe Search (a way to make the search engine family friendly by filtering out adult content) I was reminded of a scene from the Michael Mann heist caper, Heat.
Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California

Tonight in Silicon Valley – Google’s “Cool Kids” at the Computer History Museum

Start placing your bets now how long it will take for Google Plus (G+) to come up in the discussion.
Hi from Napa

Napa Update – Sliders, Bullhorns and Bunco

Over the weekend doey-eyed Loni and I -- the 80s music-inspired driver -- headed up to Napa for a few pickups. First at Turnbull Cellars in Oakville, followed by Ehlers Estate in St. Helena.
Churchill Club - Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley: CFOs from McAfee, Tesla, NetApp, NVIDIA discuss roles and 2012 outlook

If I were working for the NY Post I might say 3 out of 4 CFOs say the economy will improve in 2012. However, probably best to draw your own conclusions.
The tasting room at Ehler's Estate Napa Valley

What’s Happening: Ehler’s Wine, Berkeley Ruined, Cinequest, CFO Roundtable (Plus: Call for writers)

"A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative. Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too."