• Masahiko Aoki


The area around Stanford University was later to be called Silicon Valley, the cradle of high tech start-up companies. But in 1967, when I first lived there, there were fruit orchards just a step away from El Camino Real (“The King’s Way”), the main old road from Stanford to San Jose. Leading IT industry companies like Apple, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, and Google did not even exist in this world. The headquarters and offices of these companies were built on these orchard lands and San Francisco Bay landfill.

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  • Masahiko Aoki
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  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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