Larry Dignan

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In Search of the Valley

Worth watching: During the holiday I had the pleasure of watching "In Search of the Valley," a film written, directed and edited by fellow ZDNet blogger Steve O'Hear. The polished film, shot in September 2004, documents the month long journey of Steve and friends to explore the soul of Silicon Valley, how it grew from the legendary Hewlett-Packard garage in Palo Alto and Homebrew Computer Club into a trillion dollar industry and essential part of our culture.

January 3, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Time for plastic electronics?

Plastic Logic, a Cambridge UK startup, is getting $100 million in venture capital to build plastic electronics on a commercial scale. The facility "will produce flexible active-matrix display modules for 'take anywhere, read anywhere' electronic reader products.

January 3, 2007 by

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Saddam Hussein: You're on candid camera

While the U.S. was chasing after Saddam Hussein's phantom weapons of mass destruction, the camera-enabled cell phone was beginning its journey from novelty to omnipresent recorder of history, with the Internet as its near instantaneous transport mechanism.

January 2, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Post-holiday reflections on 2007

Now that the holidays are over, my mind somewhat cleansed of the constant stream of technology news and blogs washing over me in 2006 by a week in the back woods, a few deposits have lingered, formed into rough crystals that can be admired, examined or discarded. The largest deposit is the huge shadow that Google has cast in this second half of the first decade of the 21st century.

January 2, 2007 by Dan Farber

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