Redwoods... and red faces

Frank Barrett
October 2017
Mail on Sunday;10/8/2017, p54
CALIFORNIA'S Silicon Valley isn't a valley, and nor is there any silicon to be found there. The silicon refers to the manu facture of semi-conductors, a sta ple of the computer industry. Until Mr Hewlett and Mr Packard got together in a Palo Alto garage in 1938 and helped start the computer revolution, people in this area made a living from growing fruit. The man from Delmonte still has his headquarters here.


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