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  • emSteve Jobsem
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    Steve Jobs

    Walter Isaacson talked about the personal life, professional career, inspiration, and legacy of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Computers. Walter Isaacson spoke with John Hollar at the Computer History…

  • Women Entrepreneurs Discuss Diversity
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    Women Entrepreneurs

    Female entrepreneurs spoke about innovation, ideas, and impact. They also discussed diversity in Silicon Valley. Speakers included Michelle Zatlyn and Heidi Roizen. The program contains…

  • Improving Government Online Services
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    Improving Government Online Services

    The U.S. Digital Service team of Silicon Valley digital technology experts, created by the Obama administration to help solve government information system problems, were interviewed.…

  • John Markoff on emMachines of Loving Graceem
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    Machines of Loving Grace

    John Markoff talked about his book, Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots, about the current and future relationship between humans and robots.…

  • Discussion on Felons and Entreprenuership
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    Transforming Felons into Entrepreneurs

    Catherine Hoke talked about the work her organization, Defy Ventures, does to help convicted drug dealers and gang members launch businesses after they leave prison. This was part of the Computer History…

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    Becoming Steve Jobs

    Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli talked about their book, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, about the life and career of the Apple…

  • emTurings Cathedral The Origins of the Digital Universeem
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    Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

    George Dyson talked about the team, led by John von Neumann, who built the first computer at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and the impact of that work on other…

  • emHow Google Worksem
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    How Google Works

    Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg talked about their book, How Google Works, in which they discuss the lessons they learned while helping to build Google and describe how the company and…

  • emThe Innovatorsem
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    The Innovators

    Walter Isaacson talked about his book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, in which he tells the story of the people who created the…

  • emThe Age of Edisonem
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    The Age of Edison

    Ernest Freeberg recounts Thomas Edison’s creation of the incandescent light bulb in 1879. The author reports on the way that electrical light transformed the way people lived and worked and the…

  • emThe Intel Trinityem
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    The Intel Trinity

    Michael Malone talked about his book, The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company, in which he looks at the rise and…

  • emFearless Geniusem
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    Fearless Genius

    Doug Menuez talked about his photography book, Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000, in which he documents the rise of Silicon Valley from 1985-2000. He was…

  • emThe New Digital Ageem
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    The New Digital Age

    Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen talked about the updated edition of their book, The New Digital Age, in which they discuss National Security Agency (NSA) spying and the current state of…

  • emLean Inem
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    Lean In

    Sheryl Sandberg talked about her book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, in which she explores why it’s still difficult for women to achieve leadership roles in the United States.…

  • emThe Martians Daughterem
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    The Martian's Daughter

    Professor Marina von Neumann Whitman talked about her book The Martian’s Daughter: A Memoir, in which she chronicles her life and work. Professor Whitman was the first female to serve on the…

  • Innovation and Technology
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    Innovation and Technology

    Curt Carlson talked with John Markoff about the inventions his SRI International company has pioneered in the world of computing and medicine, and commented on some of the projects still in…

  • emCitizenvilleem
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    Gavin Newsom talked about his book, Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government, in which he argues that technological innovation can be used to improve our government and…

  • emThe Idea Factoryem
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    The Idea Factory

    Jon Gertner talked about the history of Bell Labs and the inventions it produced. During this event, Mr. Gertner was interviewed on stage by Dave Iverson. He also responded to questions…

  • Politics in the Digital Age
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    Politics in the Digital Age

    Panelists talked about the history of the use of computers and technology to predict election results. They traced the integration of communication and computer technologies in news rooms…

  • emWorm The First Digital World Warem
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    Worm: The First Digital World War

    Mark Bowden, author of Worm: The First Digital World War and T.J. Campana, senior program manager for the Digital Crimes Unit at Microsoft, talked about the Conficker. This computer “worm,” a…

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