Tech+Mecca = Tecca (get it?). Hehe.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before on this blog, but I’ve a fascination for everything Silicon Valley. I’m enamored of its technological history, the luminaries who continue to make history from within its confines and the “geeks 2.0” who populate the landscape, attempting to re-write history. I still can’t forget the day when I moved to San Jose after graduation, filled in wonder at a bevy of Fortune 500 high-tech companies that call Silicon Valley, home.
Many have attempted to decipher the secret of the Silicon Valley. But, what is the spirit of the Silicon Valley? The answer may come to us in the form of a new DVD-movie called “In Search of the Valley” that chronicles the personal journey/pilgrimage of three friends into the psyche of Silicon Valley through a series of interviews with the geek-gods themselves (via Richard MacManus’ blog – Read/WriteWeb). Check out trailer below.
Cast: Apple’s Steve Wozniak, Adobe’s John Warnock, and Craig Newmark of Craigslist.org. The film also features Apple alumni Guy Kawasaki, Sandy Miranda, Andy Hertzfeld, Dan Kottke, and the late Jef Raskin, as well as the computer pioneer Lee Felsenstein, Tim O’Reilly and Marc Canter.
Trailer: In Search of the Valley (Purchase movie here)
From Real to Reel
The above movie reminds me of another made-for-dvd/tv-movie that I saw recently : “Pirates of the Silicon Valley” (1999). An unauthorized docudrama that draws the contours of the Steve Jobs/Bill Gates battle for tech supremacy in the heady days of the Macintosh. Starring Noah Wyle (of ER fame) who bears an uncanny resemblance to the young Steve Jobs, the movie is told through the eyes of their lieutenants Steve Ballmer and Steve Wozniak and is surely worth renting.
Trailer: Pirates of the Silicon Valley (Rent movie here)