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30th August: The Titans of Silicon Valley

Saturday 30/08/2014
Andie writing

We had a relaxing morning with a long lie-in (surprise)! While we did some washing, we also filled the AirBnb host’s spa pool and had a nice long spa :). 1,104 more words

Tyrannosaurus Attacked by Flamingos

This is Stan, a statue molded from preserved T-Rex fossils and auctioned for charity by the former owners of the Google site on which the Googleplex now sits. 18 more words

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Coffee With Philip K. Dick in San Jose, California

San Jose, California is for the sharks. There is a ruthlessness in its inhabitants as gnarled as the chum hook. What was once the throngs of conveyor belts and smelt plants has been surmised by mathematical algorithms of data: statistical metaphysics, standard deviation and coefficients of ‘natural consumption’, social networking, and cost-benefit analysis. 296 more words

My Weekend With Google

What looks like a bleached octopus, sans tentacles, rests in my hand. White, flaccid and cold, the rubbery blob chills my gloved palm as the researcher describes her… 692 more words

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