Monday, September 13, 1999

Bought a Digital Camera at Fry’s in Sunnyvale

Image of Fry's Electronics in Sunnyvale

I just bought the camera moments earlier. At Fry’s the noon-hour crowd is inside examining and buying all sorts of amazing things. As you can see the weather is nice. I am impressed with this very first digital “snapshot.”

The Center of Silicon Valley

Image of the Intersection of Scott and Bowers

This location must be close to the center of Silicon Valley. We are looking out the second floor window of the building where my office is, to the south-west. It is just after the noon-hour, and folks are probably heading back to work. The day is clear, but hazy. The buildings at the other side of the intersection are occupied by Applied Materials. For fun, find this location on a map!

U.S. Route 101, South

Picture in Silicon Valley: 101 looking south

We are facing 101 Southbound. It is late afternoon. The 2 brown buildings on the left will soon have other towers nearby. The leftmost is the Network Associates building.

Tuesday, September 14, 1999

New Building

Image of new building in Santa Clara

A new building under construction in Santa Clara. I wonder who will occupy it?

Classical Silicon Valley Industrial Park

Picture of Industrial Park in Santa Clara

The tile-roofed industrial building with a landscaped “park” has been a Silicon Valley trademark. It is less often seen now as land is now scarce, and can be used more profitably as office space, or whatever. This scene is in Santa Clara. Nice day today. Now what did I need to get done today?

Heading Home

Picture of the drive home in Silicon Valley

Southbound traffic on San Tomas Expressway in Santa Clara, heading home. It is clear that this technology has its limits, but you get the picture. It is rush hour in Silicon Valley, nearly 6 P.M., PDT.

Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Golf at 237

Image of golf course at 237 and 101, Sunnyvale, CA

I am trying the “standard” resolution on the camera, with a picture in the early afternoon out the open side window of the car. On 237 near U.S. 101 there is the Sunnyvale Municipal Golf Course, in the fore-ground, a freeway side emergency call box.

Thursday, September 16, 1999

Industrial Renewal At San Tomas and Walsh

Picture of urban renewal in Santa Clara, CA

Creative-destruction. Industrial urban renewal. We are at the intersection of San Tomas and Walsh in Santa Clara facing north. The white building to the right was once a manufacturing building for Memorex Corporation. Mergers and spin-offs came and went. As soon as the ground can be prepared new buidings designed for the current industrial needs of Silicon Valley will appear. As soon as something appears at this location, I’ll let you know.

Friday, September 17, 1999

Off to Work

Picture of folks driving to work in Silicon Valley

We are a few hundred yards from the site of the prior picture. It is nearly 8 AM, and most of us in this picture are off to work. The morning fog is still thick (it will clear later), you are looking at San Tomas, while heading north. We will be at the intersection with Walsh next.

Saturday, September 18, 1999

Lots of People at the Bookstore

Picture of cars at Barnes and Noble Silicon Valley

Saturday is a good time to pick up a book or magazine. This location is just off Saratoga Ave. in San Jose. Though we buy books by web from and others, nice to browse in person too. Or maybe it is the Starbucks…

Sunday, September 19, 1999

Vasona Park, Los Gatos, CA

Picture the lake at Vasona park

Sunday morning, maybe 10:30 AM, quite pleasant at the lake in Vasona Park, Los Gatos.

Picture of the hill near Los Gatos, Vasona park

Sunday morning, in Vasona park, but a little above the lake. The morning fog has all but cleared, a little left near the hill top.

This concludes the first full week!