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Frommer's New Mexico by Lesley S. King
Socorro is also the gateway to a vast and varied two-county region that includes the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, the Very Large Array National Radio Astronomy Observatory (VLA), and three national forests. 11 Cruising the Royal Road As you skim across the open desert on Interstate 25, take heart in knowing that you’re following an ancient route: El Camino Real, or the Royal Road that ran from Mexico to San Juan Pueblo north of Santa Fe. It’s older than recorded history, traveled first by indigenous people. Later the Spaniards, beginning with Juan de Oñate in 1598, made their way north on it, seeking adventure and prosperity. They brought herds of horses and cattle, flocks of sheep and goats, and, most transformative, Catholicism. In subsequent centuries it continued to be the main road for travelers and traders carrying goods and ideas. Eventually it connected up with the Santa Fe Trail, which was the east-west route from Missouri. To find out more about this route, visit the El Camino Real International Heritage Center. See below for details. 309 SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO Socorro & the VLA 11 Other Attractions El Camino Real International Heritage Center This museum, opened in 2005, tells the story of El Camino Real, the 1,500-mile international trade route from Mexico to San Juan Pueblo, near Santa Fe.
See below for details. 309 SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO Socorro & the VLA 11 Other Attractions El Camino Real International Heritage Center This museum, opened in 2005, tells the story of El Camino Real, the 1,500-mile international trade route from Mexico to San Juan Pueblo, near Santa Fe. The impressive $5-million, 20,000-square-foot structure, set in the middle of the desert, is an award-winning building perched like a ship above Sheep Canyon between Socorro and Truth or Consequences. In fact, the center is designed with ship elements, including a bowsprit on the helm. “The journey across this area reminded travelers of crossing the sea, with its tufts of grass, mirages, and overwhelming silence,” says Monument Ranger Dave Wunker. The real fun starts in the exhibit hall, where visitors get to travel the trail themselves, beginning at Zacatecas Plaza in Mexico, one of many stops along the road.
Lawrence Ranch (near Taos), 224–225 Dice Apartments (Las Vegas), 289 Dietary red flags, 48 Dinosaurs, 97, 251, 270, 274, 283, 300, 301 Dinosaur Trackway at Clayton Lake State Park, 300 Disabilities, travelers with, 49–50 Dixon, 196 Dog Canyon, 354 Dolan House (Lincoln), 364 Double E Guest Ranch, 72 Double E Guest Ranch (near Silver City), 308 Downhill skiing, 73 Albuquerque, 101 Pajarito Mountain ski area (Los Alamos), 190 Santa Fe, 169–170 Ski Apache (near Ruidoso), 352 Taos, 226–229 Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack and Casino, 103 Downtown Gallery District Association (Truth or Consequences), 320 Downtown Mall (Las Cruces), 324 Downtown Ramble (Las Cruces), 327 Dragonfly Recreation Area, 113 The Dragon Room (Santa Fe), 181 Drake Hotel (Gallup), 258 Drinking laws, 386 Dunes Drive (White Sands National Monument), 359 E Eagle Café (Gallup), 259 Eagle Nest, 242–243 Eagle Nest Lake State Park, 242–243 Eagle Ranch Pistachio Groves (near Alamogordo), 354 Eastern New Mexico University (Portales), 376 Easter Weekend Celebration, 36 Eating and drinking, 31–33 Echo Canyon Amphitheater, 282 Ecotourism, 51–52 E. E. Fogelson Visitor Center (Pecos National Historical Park), 188 Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council (San Juan Pueblo), 187 Eight Northern Pueblos Artist and Craftsman Show, 38 El Calderon, 254 El Camino Real, 309 El Camino Real International Heritage Center (near Socorro), 310 El Chorro, 282 Eldorado Hotel (Santa Fe), 180 Electricity, 386 Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 69, 307–308, 316–317, 319 El Farol (Santa Fe), 180–181 Elizabethtown, 242 Ellis Tanner Trading Company (Gallup), 260 El Malpais National Monument, 248, 253–254 El Morro National Monument, 248, 254–256 El Morro Theater (Gallup), 259 El Nicho (Santa Fe), 175 El Paseo Bar and Grill (Santa Fe), 181 El Paso Import Company Albuquerque, 106 Santa Fe, 173 El Paso International Airport, 43 F Families with children, 50 Albuquerque restaurants, 90 sights and attractions, 96–99 best experiences for, 8–9 Ruidoso shopping, 360 Santa Fe accommodations, 136 restaurants, 148 shopping, 174 sights and activities, 164 suggested itinerary, 63–65 Taos restaurants, 218 shopping, 236 ski school, 227 Far Flung Adventures (El Prado), 233, 248 Farmer's markets Las Cruces, 324 Santa Fe, 176 Farmington, 269–278 accommodations, 274–275 nightlife, 278 restaurants, 276–277 shopping, 277–278 traveling to, 269 visitor information, 269 Farmington Aquatic Center, 273 Farmington Chamber of Commerce, 270 Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, 269–270 Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 270 Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe, 176 Faust's Transportation, 45 Taos, 201, 203 Feast of San Geronimo (Taos Pueblo), 224 Feat of Clay (Aztec), 277 Fedex Kinko's (Albuquerque), 79 Festival of the Cranes (Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge), 40 Fetishes, 258 Fiesta de Oñate (Española), 197 Fiestas de Las Vegas, 37 Fiestas de Santiago y Santa Ana (Taos), 38 Fifth Generation Trading Company (Farmington), 277 Films, 30–31 Fishing, 69 Albuquerque, 100 Jemez River, 113 Navajo Lake, 273 northeastern New Mexico, 286 northwestern New Mexico, 247–248 San Juan River, 273 San Juan Tribal Lakes, 187 Santa Fe, 167 southeastern New Mexico, 351 southwestern New Mexico, 307–308 Sugarite Canyon State Park, 297 Taos, 230–231 Flea markets Albuquerque, 106 Gallup, 257 Santa Fe, 176 Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology (Ghost Ranch), 283 Flying J Ranch (Alto), 362 Folsom, 299–300 Folsom Museum, 299–300 Food and cuisine, 31–33 Chile Festival, 39 cooking classes, 53, 163 National Fiery Foods/ Barbecue Show, 36 Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, 40 stores and markets Albuquerque, 105 Santa Fe, 175 Taos, 237 Taste of Santa Fe, 38 The Whole Enchilada Fiesta (Las Cruces), 40 Football, Albuquerque, 102 Foothills Trail (Albuquerque), 99 Forest Service Building (Taos), 232 Fort Marcy Complex (Santa Fe), 170 Fort Selden State Monument, 328 Fort Sumner, 375–376 Fort Sumner State Monument, 375–376 Fort Union National Monument, 291–292 Four Corners Monument, 272 Four Corners Regional Airport (Farmington), 269 Fourth of July celebrations, 37 Frank Howell Gallery (Santa Fe), 172 Frontier Sports (Aztec), 248 Fullingim-Isenhour-Leard Gallery (Socorro), 309 Funtrackers Family Fun Center (Ruidoso), 361 INDEX El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Santa Fe), 162 El Rincón Trading Post (Taos), 237 El Rito, 197 El Santuario de Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas (Chimayo), 193 El Vado Lake, 279 El Vado Lake State Park, 282 Embassies and consulates, 386–387 Embudito Trail, 101 Embudo, 196 Emergencies, 387 The Enchanted Circle, 240–244 Enchanted Circle Century Bike Tour, 39 Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area, 229 Enchanted Grounds (Raton), 296 Enchantment Dreams Walking Tours (Taos), 226 End of the Vine (Ruidoso), 360 Entry requirements, 41–43 Environmental issues, 15, 51 Envision Gallery (Taos), 235 E-Passport, 42 Ernest L.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, Apple II, back-to-the-land, Bill Duvall, Bill Gates: Altair 8800, Buckminster Fuller, California gold rush, card file, computer age, computer vision, conceptual framework, cuban missile crisis, Douglas Engelbart, Dynabook, El Camino Real, general-purpose programming language, Golden Gate Park, Hacker Ethic, hypertext link, informal economy, information retrieval, invention of the printing press, Jeff Rulifson, John Nash: game theory, John von Neumann, Kevin Kelly, knowledge worker, Mahatma Gandhi, Menlo Park, Mother of all demos, Norbert Wiener, packet switching, Paul Terrell, popular electronics, QWERTY keyboard, RAND corporation, RFC: Request For Comment, Richard Stallman, Robert X Cringely, Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley startup, South of Market, San Francisco, speech recognition, Steve Crocker, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Steven Levy, Stewart Brand, Ted Nelson, Thorstein Veblen, Turing test, union organizing, Vannevar Bush, Whole Earth Catalog, William Shockley: the traitorous eight
Listen to the stories of those who lived through the sixties and seventies on the Midpeninsula, and you soon realize that it is impossible to explain the dazzling new technologies without understanding the lives and the times of the people who created them. The impact of the region’s heady mix of culture and technology can be seen clearly in the personal stories of many of these pioneers of the computer industry. Indeed, personal decisions frequently had historic consequences. If you put a stake in the ground at Kepler’s, an eclectic bookstore run by pacifist Roy Kepler that was located on El Camino Real in Menlo Park beginning in the 1950s, and drew a five-mile circle around it, you would have captured Engelbart’s Augment research group at SRI, McCarthy’s Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, as well as the hobbyists who made up the People’s Computer Company and the Homebrew Computer Club. It is not a coincidence that although it was at the periphery of the established computing world, California is where personal computing first emerged.
Largely with his own financial support, he set up the grandly titled International Foundation for Advanced Study on a quiet side street in Menlo Park. During the next four years, initially charging subjects five hundred dollars to participate in a study of LSD and creativity, the foundation ultimately led more than 350 people, including some of the Valley’s best engineers, through their first psychedelic experiences. On the San Francisco Midpeninsula, the late fifties and the early sixties were a bucolic time. Kepler’s bookstore on El Camino Real, just two miles north of the Stanford University campus, served as a beacon for an eclectic group of intellectuals who were outsiders in a community that was largely split in its economic dependence among Stanford, a fledgling electronics industry, and large military contractors like Lockheed. Woodside, a forested town just northwest of Stanford, was already a bedroom community and retreat, but for an earlier San Francisco financial elite with roots in the California Gold Rush.
It went from being a tiny group made up of fewer than one hundred members and several factions that wouldn’t talk to one another, to become almost overnight a vibrant organization with a catalog of more than one hundred courses, a newsletter, one thousand members, and a fifty-thousand-dollar annual budget. For the next three years, it became the heart of the Midpeninsula’s thriving counterculture. It spun off a medical center, a law commune, a tenant union, a grocery store, and a machine shop. The main office was moved to El Camino Real in Menlo Park, just up the street from Kepler’s, and doubled as an arts-and-crafts store and a print shop. The Free U attracted people from the entire community, ranging from the professors at SAIL to Palo Alto High School students. One of the first to join was a young Israeli named Marc Porat, whose father had been a refugee from the Nazis and had come to Stanford to get his Ph.D. Although his father had arranged for him to get into a good college after he graduated, Porat had already been radicalized.
Top 10 San Diego by Pamela Barrus, Dk Publishing
The San Diego Trolley stops a good three blocks away, so you should drive to the mission if walking is difficult. • Map E3 • 10818 San Diego Mission Rd • (619) 283-7319 • www. missionsandiego.com • Open 9am–4:45pm daily • Adm $3 • Tote-a-Tape Tours $2 • Church: Mass 7am & 5:30 pm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 La Casa del Padre Serra Church Campanario Cemetery Garden Statues Padre Luis Jayme Museum Chapel Gardens Father Luis Jayme Memorial El Camino Real La Casa del Padre Serra The original 1774 adobe walls and beams survived an Indian attack, a military occupation, earthquakes, and years of neglect. Padres lived simply and with few comforts. Campanario This 46-ft (14-m) belltower defines California mission architecture. Two of the bells are considered originals, and the crown atop one bell signifies it was cast in a royal foundry. Church The width of a mission church was determined by the size of available beams.
Stations of Cross Garden Statues Artifacts here include records of births and deaths in Father Serra’s handwriting, the last crucifix he held, and old photos showing the extent of the mission’s dereliction prior to restoration efforts. 4 7 6 Rectory Private 8 5 2 3 1n Entrance 0 9 Padre Luis Jayme Memorial On November 5, 1775, Indians attacked the mission. A cross (below) marks the approximate spot where Kumeyaay Indians killed Jayme, California’s first martyr. San Diego’s Top 10 Four statues of St. Anthony of Padua (right), patron saint of the Indians, Father Serra, St. Joseph, saint of Serra’s expedition, and St. Francis oversee the inner garden. Padre Luis Jayme Museum El Camino Real Also called the Royal Road or the King’s Highway, this road linked the 21 California missions, each a day’s distance apart by horseback. Chapel Taken from a Carmelite monastery in Plasencia, Spain, this small chapel (below) features choir stalls, a throne, and an altar dating from the 1300s. The choir stalls are held together by grooves, not nails. The raised seats allowed the monks to stand while singing.
Common sealife includes lobsters and garibaldi – the official state marine fish. d San Diego Divers Supply: Map B4 • 4004 Sports Arena Blvd • (619) 224-3439 Petco Park hosts the National League Padres’ baseball team. d Map K6 • 100 Park Blvd • (877) 374-2784 San Diego State University Aztecs Take the San Diego Trolley out to Qualcomm Stadium. d Map E4 San Diego’s Top 10 Catch the American Football Conference team at Qualcomm Stadium. d Map D3 • (619) 280-2121 San Diego Gulls Ice Hockey The Gulls play in the West Coast Hockey League. d Map B4 • 3500 Sports Arena Blvd • (619) 225-9813 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Celebrities and horseracing fans head here. d Map D2 • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar • (858) 755-1141 El Cajon Speedway Cars compete on the fastest 3/8-mile paved oval. d Map E2 • 1875 Joe Crosson Dr, El Cajon • (619) 448-8900 San Diego Polo Club Attend polo matches on Sundays. d Map E2 • 14555 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe • (858) 481-9217 Golf Watch the annual golf tournaments at Torrey Pines and La Costa. Mission Bay Park Mission Bay hosts many boating events. d Map B3 Bullfights Check out the world’s leading toreros at Plaza Monumental. d Map E3 • Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana • (664) 680-1808 61 San Diego’s Top 10 Colorful entrance to Viejas Casino Offbeat San Diego Paragliding at Torrey Pines Soar off the spectacular cliffs of Torrey Pines (see p33).
Frommer's San Diego 2011 by Mark Hiss
airport security, California gold rush, car-free, desegregation, Donald Trump, East Village, El Camino Real, glass ceiling, New Journalism, Skype, South of Market, San Francisco, sustainable-tourism, transcontinental railway, urban renewal, Works Progress Administration
The 400-acre property also boasts a 17-court racquet club and two championship 18-hole golf courses; the revamped golf clubhouse includes a stateof-the-art fitness center. BlueFire Grill, the stylish bar and signature restaurant, 248 14_626214-ch11.indd 24814_626214-ch11.indd 248 7/23/10 11:23 PM7/23/10 11:23 PM 2100 Costa del Mar Rd. (at El Camino Real), Carlsbad, CA 92009. & 800/854-5000 or 760/438-9111. Fax 760/931-7585. www.lacosta.com. 610 units. $279–$307 double; from $363 suite; from $398 villa with kitchen. Children 17 and under stay free in parent’s room. $22/day resort fee. Golf, spa, and tennis packages available. AE, DC, DISC, MC, V. Valet parking $25 overnight; self-parking $12. Bus: 309. From I-5 take La Costa Ave. east; left on El Camino Real. Amenities: 5 restaurants/cafes; 4 bars; bike rentals; children’s center and programs (age 6 months–16); concierge; 2 golf courses; health club; 5 Jacuzzis; 8 outdoor pools; room service; spa; 17 tennis courts (7 lit for night play); Wi-Fi (free in lobby and other spaces).
., Hillcrest (& 619/298-8226; www.mamatestataqueria.com); Point Loma Seafoods , 2805 Emerson St., Point Loma (& 619/223-1109; www.point lomaseafoods.com); South Beach Bar & Grill, 5059 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach (& 619/226-4577; www.southbeachob. com); and El Zarape , 4642 Park Blvd., University Heights (& 619/6921652). Another worthy chain is Wahoo’s Fish Taco (www.wahoos.com), with locations including La Jolla (639 Pearl St.; & 858/459-0027), Encinitas (1006 N. El Camino Real; & 760/753-5060), Mission Valley (2195 Station Village Way; & 619/299-4550), and the Sports Arena area (3944 W. Point Loma Blvd.; & 619/222-0020). Ocean fare takes precedence, and local fish and shellfish are featured in a chef ’s tasting menu. There’s also classic surf and turf or a selection of simply wood-roasted meats and seafood. Note: This is a family-oriented resort, so knee-high types may be sharing the space; a children’s menu goes beyond the usual burgers-and-fries option and includes items such as shrimp scampi and petit filet. 1404 Vacation Rd.
Ten rooms have been redone as tributes to favored artists; two more were given a Japanese makeover. Artists spotlighted include Diego Rivera, whose room gives you the feeling of stepping into a warm Mexican painting; the Japanese Furo room features a soaking tub carved into the bathroom floor. Downstairs rooms in the two-story structure have tiny private garden decks. A sister B&B, the 5-room Secret Garden Inn, is located adjacent to the owner’s nearby Cafe Secret Bistro, 1140 El Camino Real (& 858/481-4239), a Euro-style bistro serving breakfast and lunch. 944 Camino del Mar (btw. 9th and 10th sts.), Del Mar, CA 92014. & 858/755-4646. www.lesartistesinn. com. 12 units. $105–$250 double. Rates include continental breakfast. DISC, MC, V. Free parking. From I-5 go west on Del Mar Heights Rd., and then left onto Camino Del Mar Rd. Pets accepted with $50 cash deposit plus $30 cleaning fee.
In-N-Out Burger by Stacy Perman
While other chains took to hiring security guards and implementing curfews for youngsters under eighteen to foil potential troublemakers, Harry “took things into his own hands,” remembered Blewett. “He was very much about problem solving before it became a problem.” When Harry was interested in opening one of his drive-throughs in Rancho Cucamonga, a dry, dusty city on the edge of the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino where the Mojave Trail, the old Spanish Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, Route 66, and El Camino Real met thirty-nine miles east of Los Angeles, he called Blewett for help. In Blewett’s version of the tale, at the time, Rancho Cucamonga was especially opposed to the idea of a new drive-through coming to town. “We had a meeting with the city’s planning staff,” he remembered. “And there was this planner just out of Cal Poly [College]. He was greener than grass. He said, ‘I think your hamburger stands are ugly.’”
A longtime Republican stronghold in California, it was also known for its famous beaches—one of them, Huntington, was famously dubbed “Surf City USA.” A year later in 1976, when McDonald’s posted $3 billion in sales and opened restaurant number 4,000 in Montreal, In-N-Out opened its eighteenth store in Woodland Hills, a suburb in the southwest San Fernando Valley near the 101 Freeway on Ventura Boulevard. It was another ace spot for the chain. Originally part of the El Camino Real (the Royal Highway) that linked twenty-one Spanish missions, Ventura Boulevard was also one of the main east-west thoroughfares in the Valley and was the original U.S. Route 101 before the freeway was built. The Woodland Hills location, like most In-N-Out Burgers, was positioned to take advantage of the maximum amount of traffic. Heavily traveled, the 101 Freeway in Southern California followed the Pacific Coast to the beaches running down to Hollywood and up to San Francisco and onto Oregon in the north.
Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart Into a Visionary Leader by Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
Albert Einstein, Apple II, Apple's 1984 Super Bowl advert, Bill Gates: Altair 8800, Byte Shop, computer age, corporate governance, El Camino Real, Isaac Newton, Jony Ive, market design, McMansion, Menlo Park, Paul Terrell, popular electronics, QWERTY keyboard, Ronald Reagan, Sand Hill Road, side project, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley startup, skunkworks, Steve Ballmer, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Steven Levy, Stewart Brand, Tim Cook: Apple, Wall-E, Watson beat the top human players on Jeopardy!, Whole Earth Catalog
Steve had a kind of hyperawareness of his surroundings that allowed him to leap at opportunities that presented themselves. So when Paul Terrell, the owner of the Byte Shop computer store in nearby Mountain View, introduced himself to Steve and Woz after the presentation and let them know he was impressed enough to want to talk about doing some business together, Steve knew exactly what to do. The very next day he borrowed a car and drove over to the Byte Shop, Terrell’s humble little store on El Camino Real, Silicon Valley’s main thoroughfare. Terrell surprised him, saying that if the two Steves could deliver fifty fully assembled circuit boards with all the chips soldered into place by a certain date, he would pay them $500 a pop—in other words, ten times what Steve and Woz had been charging club members for the printed circuit boards alone. Without missing a beat, Steve happily promised delivery, even though he and Woz had neither the wherewithal to buy the components nor anything like the “factory space” or “labor force” necessary to build anything.
As they made their way toward the campus, Steve and Laurene fumbled through their pockets and Laurene’s handbag, looking for the VIP parking pass they’d been sent. They couldn’t find it anywhere. As they neared Stanford, it became apparent that they should have built in more time—twenty-three thousand people were descending on the stadium that morning. The stadium is usually easy to get to, since it sits just off El Camino Real, but many roads were blocked off to accommodate the heavy pedestrian traffic of graduates and their families. When they finally got into the eucalyptus grove on the outskirts of the campus that doubled as a parking lot for the stadium, Laurene had to navigate around one roadblock after another. Steve was getting tense—he thought he might miss the only graduation speech he’d ever agreed to give.
Microchip: An Idea, Its Genesis, and the Revolution It Created by Jeffrey Zygmont
They also brought accumulated experience and a good many hunches about how to go about diffusing silicon to make transistors. Communicating at Shockley's with winks, nods, nudges, and wisecracks; huddling furtively behind vats and furnaces to whisper low-toned with excitement about sudden findings; smirking over their employer's latest outrage; comparing lab notes while sipping frosty beers at Dinah's Shack-up on the El Camino Real, the group had acquired conviction enough to support their bold resolve. Instead of running off individually to find separate jobs, the defectors stuck together because they believed they could accomplish the work that Bulldog had impeded. None of the insurrectionists had much business experience. They were engineers and science dandies. They let Noyce take the lead because in addition to his keen analytical insight, Bob Noyce was a man of general abilities who seemed able to accomplish most anything he set his mind to.
Freedom Without Borders by Hoyt L. Barber
accounting loophole / creative accounting, Affordable Care Act / Obamacare, Albert Einstein, banking crisis, diversification, El Camino Real, estate planning, fiat currency, financial independence, fixed income, high net worth, illegal immigration, interest rate swap, obamacare, offshore financial centre, passive income, quantitative easing, reserve currency, road to serfdom, too big to fail
Box CB-11552, 54 Sandyport Drive, Nassau, Bahamas. T/F (242) 327-7359. Vonage (514) 667-7068. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Author of Tax Havens of the World, Tom is an international tax planner and investment adviser registered with the SEC. Michael Chatzky, Chatzky and Associates, 6540 Lusk Blvd., Suite C121, San Diego, CA 92121. Telephone (858) 457-1000. Rick Rule, Global Resource Investments Ltd., 7770 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009. Telephone (760) 943-3939; Toll-free (800) 477-7853. Website: www. gril.net. Refer to Hoyt Barber’s book, Tax Havens Today, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, for a comprehensive list of international financial planners worldwide and their contact information. FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT SERVICES American Precious Metals Exchange. Website: www.ampex.com. Asset Strategies International, Inc., 1700 Rockville Pike, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20852-1631.
air freight, Apple II, Bill Gates: Altair 8800, Buckminster Fuller, Byte Shop, computer age, computer vision, corporate governance, El Camino Real, game design, Hacker Ethic, hacker house, Haight Ashbury, John Conway, Mark Zuckerberg, Menlo Park, non-fiction novel, Paul Graham, popular electronics, RAND corporation, reversible computing, Richard Stallman, Silicon Valley, software patent, speech recognition, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Steven Levy, Stewart Brand, Ted Nelson, Whole Earth Catalog, Y Combinator
The turnout would largely be people who ordered Altairs and had questions on when they could expect delivery. People who owned them would want to know where they went wrong in assembling the monster. People who owned MITS memory boards would want to know why they didn’t work. And people who’d ordered Altair BASIC would complain that they hadn’t gotten it. The Homebrew Computer Club crowd was out in force when the Caravan met at the Rickeys Hyatt on El Camino Real in Palo Alto in early June, and were amazed when they found that the Altair on display was running BASIC. It was connected to a teletype which had a paper-tape reader, and once it was loaded anyone could type in commands and get responses instantly. It looked like a godsend to those hackers who had already sent in several hundred dollars to MITS and were impatiently waiting for BASIC. There is nothing more frustrating to a hacker than to see an extension to a system and not be able to keep hands-on.
Sometimes the purer pioneers were astounded at their progeny. Bill Gosper, for instance, was startled by an encounter in the spring of 1983. Though Gosper worked for the Symbolics company and realized that he had sold out, in a sense, by hacking in the commercial sector, he was still very much the Bill Gosper who once sat at the ninth-floor PDP-6 like some gregarious alchemist of code. You could find him in the wee hours in a second-floor room near El Camino Real in Palo Alto, his beat-up Volvo the only car in the small lot outside the nondescript two-story building that housed Symbolics’ West Coast research center. Gosper, now forty, his sharp features hidden behind large wireframe glasses and his hair knotted in a ponytail which came halfway down his back, still hacked LIFE, watching with rollicking amusement as the terminal of his LISP machine cranked through billions of generations of LIFE colonies.
The Sellout: A Novel by Paul Beatty
affirmative action, cognitive dissonance, conceptual framework, desegregation, El Camino Real, haute couture, illegal immigration, Lao Tzu, late fees, p-value, publish or perish, rolodex, Ronald Reagan, Rosa Parks, telemarketer, theory of mind, War on Poverty, white flight
But not to worry, Lost City of White Male Privilege, real or imagined, me and Hominy had your backs and were proud to make you a sister city of Dickens, aka the Last Bastion of Blackness. TOO MANY MEXICANS Eleven “Too many Mexicans,” Charisma Molina muttered. Speaking through her perfect French manicure so she wouldn’t be overheard. It wasn’t the first time I’d heard the racist sentiment expressed in public. Ever since the Native Americans trod up and down El Camino Real in their moccasins, seeking the source of those annoying fucking bells that rang at daybreak every Sunday morning, scaring away the bighorn sheep and ruining many a mescaline-tripping spirit walk, Californians have been cursing the Mexicans. The Indians, who were looking for peace and quiet, ended up finding Jesus, forced labor, the whip, and the rhythm method. “Too many Mexicans,” they’d whisper to themselves in the wheat fields and back pews when nobody was looking.
The Infinity Puzzle by Frank Close
Albert Einstein, Andrew Wiles, Arthur Eddington, dark matter, El Camino Real, en.wikipedia.org, Ernest Rutherford, Isaac Newton, Murray Gell-Mann, Richard Feynman, Richard Feynman, Ronald Reagan, Simon Singh
One popular version has Feynman in Tsai’s oﬃce, where, upon seeing the data, he “fell to his knees” in wonder, “clasping his hands prayerfully over his head” upon realizing its signiﬁcance.36 This dramatization has echoes of a common feature with Feynman stories, a hero for physicists around whom so many tales have grown that it is often hard to separate myth from reality. Paschos’s more sober version has an aura of truth: “After seeing the data Feynman found the results very exciting and expressed the wish to stay longer. This is the ﬁrst time that he saw the data.” It seems likely that Feynman then visited the actual experimentalists, meeting with Friedman as his notebook records. A room was booked at the Flamingo Motor Lodge, on El Camino Real in Palo Alto. Paschos and his wife dined with Feynman, departing after dinner “with a promise to meet him in the morning and bring him to SLAC. Up to this moment there was no mention of partons or any other interpretation for the data.” Next morning, when Paschos met him at the motel, Feynman “was all excited and mentioned that he understood the phenomena as originating from the scattering of the electron on bare constituents without structure.
Regina discovered that lessons would cost a minimum of $8 an hour—money she just didn’t have. Their agreement had been made, however, and from that time on Bobby went home by himself. The only untoward incident he had was that someone once stepped on his newly polished shoes—on purpose, he said. “Me llamo Robert Fischer.” During his first weeks in high school, right after he returned from Montreal, Bobby had not studied the introduction to his Spanish text, El Camino Real, had failed to attend two of his classes, and now was faced with his first ten-question quiz. Despite his trip to Cuba and his attempt to speak pidgin Spanish, he couldn’t translate or come up with the answers to such questions as “Where is the train station?” or “How much does the banana cost?” so he only answered six of the questions—all incorrectly—and left the others blank. In the Fischer household failing a language exam was a major infraction.
Berlin Wall, British Empire, corporate governance, El Camino Real, Gordon Gekko, half of the world's population has never made a phone call, index card, rolodex, Ronald Reagan, transfer pricing, union organizing
My colleagues may all have had better résumés, but who else was the grandson of the leader of the Communist Party of the United States? No one else, that’s who. I applied to two schools, Harvard and Stanford, and told them my grandfather’s story. Harvard was quick to reject me, but amazingly, Stanford said yes. I was one of only three Bain employees accepted to Stanford that year. In late August 1987, I packed up my Toyota Tercel and drove across the country to California. When I got to Palo Alto, I turned right off El Camino Real onto Palm Drive, which led up to Stanford’s main campus. The road was lined with twin rows of palm trees ending at Spanish-style buildings with terra-cotta roofs. The sun was shining, and the sky was blue. This was California, and I felt as if I were arriving in heaven. I soon learned that it was heaven. The air was clean, the sky was blue, and every day felt as if I were living in some kind of paradise.
Dealers of Lightning by Michael A. Hiltzik
Apple II, Apple's 1984 Super Bowl advert, Bill Duvall, Bill Gates: Altair 8800, computer age, Dynabook, El Camino Real, index card, Jeff Rulifson, Joseph Schumpeter, Marshall McLuhan, Menlo Park, oil shock, popular electronics, Ronald Reagan, Silicon Valley, speech recognition, Steve Ballmer, Steve Crocker, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Steven Levy, Stewart Brand, the medium is the message, Vannevar Bush, Whole Earth Catalog
But every other site they inspected would have needed more. And at a total of 25,000 square feet, the two buildings together were the roomiest they had seen. They gave the real estate agent a hand-shake deal and flew home to Rochester to pack up. In mid-May Jones returned with his wife and infant son as Pake’s advance guard. He temporarily parked his family a mile or two from the site at Rickey’s Hyatt House, a motel on El Camino Real that would serve as a transitional home for scores of PARC recruits over the next dozen years. After picking up the keys to his new workplace from the rental agent, he headed over to the property. As he coasted up the long driveway he could make out a stranger peering through one of the big windows. “Can I help you?” Jones asked. “I must be lost,” the man replied. “Do you know where there’s a Xerox research facility around here?”
Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley by Antonio Garcia Martinez
Airbnb, airport security, Amazon Web Services, Burning Man, Celtic Tiger, centralized clearinghouse, cognitive dissonance, collective bargaining, corporate governance, Credit Default Swap, crowdsourcing, death of newspapers, El Camino Real, Elon Musk, Emanuel Derman, financial independence, global supply chain, Goldman Sachs: Vampire Squid, hive mind, income inequality, interest rate swap, intermodal, Jeff Bezos, Malcom McLean invented shipping containers, Mark Zuckerberg, Maui Hawaii, means of production, Menlo Park, minimum viable product, move fast and break things, Network effects, Paul Graham, performance metric, Peter Thiel, Ponzi scheme, pre–internet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, random walk, Sand Hill Road, Scientific racism, second-price auction, self-driving car, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley startup, Skype, Snapchat, social graph, social web, Socratic dialogue, Steve Jobs, telemarketer, urban renewal, Y Combinator, éminence grise
It’s the people who took their MBA classes seriously and thought that the content actually meant something rather than assuming that the entire point of an elite MBA was the curated network and jump-starting of a new career direction (which is what you’re actually paying $70K/year for, in Stanford’s case). Such people often end up in venture capital, the final redoubt of individuals with discipline and ambition but no actual talent. * Palo Alto means “tall stick” in Spanish, and it refers to a thousand-year-old redwood tree that served as a landmark along El Camino Real, the royal road the Spanish built when colonizing Alta California, and which now serves as a major artery running through all the former missions (now cities) they founded. The tree still stands a few blocks from downtown Palo Alto, and a stone’s throw away from the Stanford campus. * The women analogy breaks down in that, unlike with women, the more investors you seduce into your moresome, the more likely others are to join.
In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy
23andMe, AltaVista, Anne Wojcicki, Apple's 1984 Super Bowl advert, autonomous vehicles, book scanning, Brewster Kahle, Burning Man, business process, clean water, cloud computing, crowdsourcing, Dean Kamen, discounted cash flows, don't be evil, Douglas Engelbart, El Camino Real, fault tolerance, Firefox, Gerard Salton, Google bus, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Googley, HyperCard, hypertext link, IBM and the Holocaust, informal economy, information retrieval, Internet Archive, Jeff Bezos, Kevin Kelly, Mark Zuckerberg, Menlo Park, optical character recognition, PageRank, Paul Buchheit, Potemkin village, prediction markets, recommendation engine, risk tolerance, Sand Hill Road, Saturday Night Live, search inside the book, second-price auction, Silicon Valley, skunkworks, Skype, slashdot, social graph, social software, social web, spectrum auction, speech recognition, statistical model, Steve Ballmer, Steve Jobs, Steven Levy, Ted Nelson, telemarketer, trade route, traveling salesman, Vannevar Bush, web application, WikiLeaks, Y Combinator
He got a response saying that it didn’t reveal such information until it was actually negotiating with job candidates. Cutts went back to his thesis, but a couple of days later, he got another message: “Would you like to be in active negotiation?” Clearly, he’d been Googled. After some phone screeners, he flew out to California, getting a taste for the company’s frugality when Google put him up in one of the funky clapboard motels on El Camino Real. Visiting the Google headquarters, he was taken aback by the scene: people working at haphazardly placed sawhorse desks and the director of engineering, Urs Hölzle, playing a high-tech game of fetch with his huge dog, making the floppy beast chase the beam of a laser pointer. In the whirl of interviews, Cutts would remember one question: “How’s your UNIX kung fu?” (UNIX being a popular operating system used in many of Google’s operations.)
Frommer's Los Angeles 2010 by Matthew Richard Poole
AltaVista, call centre, car-free, carbon footprint, clean water, Donald Trump, El Camino Real, Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Bilbao, Haight Ashbury, Maui Hawaii, Saturday Night Live, sustainable-tourism, upwardly mobile
. & 626/793-3334. www. gamblehouse.org. Tours $10 adults, $7 students and seniors 65 and o ver, free for children 11 and under. Tours Thurs–Sun noon–3pm. Closed holidays. Mission San Fernando In the late 18th century, Franciscan missionaries established 21 missions along the California coast from San Diego to Sonoma. Each uniquely beautiful mission was built 1 day’s trek from the next, along a path known as El Camino Real (“the Royal Road”), remnants of which still exist. The missions’ construction marked the beginning of E uropean settlement of California and the displacement of the N ative American population. The two L.A.-ar ea missions ar e located in the v alleys that took their names: the S an Fernando Valley and the S an Gabriel Valley (see belo w). A thir d mission, San Juan Capistrano, is located in O range County (see chapter 11).
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
Affordable Care Act / Obamacare, Apple's 1984 Super Bowl advert, bank run, big-box store, citizen journalism, cleantech, collateralized debt obligation, collective bargaining, Credit Default Swap, credit default swaps / collateralized debt obligations, deindustrialization, diversified portfolio, East Village, El Camino Real, Elon Musk, family office, financial independence, financial innovation, Flash crash, Henry Ford's grandson gave labor union leader Walter Reuther a tour of the company’s new, automated factory…, housing crisis, income inequality, informal economy, Jane Jacobs, life extension, Long Term Capital Management, low skilled workers, margin call, Mark Zuckerberg, market bubble, market fundamentalism, Maui Hawaii, Menlo Park, new economy, New Journalism, obamacare, Occupy movement, oil shock, peak oil, Peter Thiel, Ponzi scheme, Richard Florida, Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan: Tear down this wall, shareholder value, side project, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley startup, single-payer health, smart grid, Steve Jobs, strikebreaker, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, the scientific method, too big to fail, union organizing, urban planning, We are the 99%, We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters, white flight
More than almost anywhere else, ethnicity and religion and even class tended to bleach out in the golden sunlight. Residential streets around the Valley were lined with modest two-thousand-square-foot midcentury Eichlers built on quarter-acre lots. The average house in Palo Alto cost $125,000. Commerce in downtown Palo Alto consisted of variety stores, sports shops, several movie theaters, and a pizza parlor. Across El Camino Real, the Stanford Shopping Center was dominated by Macy’s, Emporium, and Woolworth’s; in 1977 Victoria’s Secret opened a shop, but there was no Williams-Sonoma or Burberry, no upscale boutiques at all. The parking lot was full of Pintos and Datsuns. Almost all the children in the Valley, even ones from the few wealthy families, went to local public schools, and they were good schools—California was ranked number one in the country.
Albert Einstein, Brownian motion, cognitive dissonance, Columbine, corporate governance, cuban missile crisis, dark matter, Doomsday Clock, El Camino Real, Ernest Rutherford, failed state, Henri Poincaré, hive mind, Isaac Newton, John von Neumann, Louis Pasteur, Menlo Park, Mikhail Gorbachev, music of the spheres, mutually assured destruction, nuclear winter, oil shale / tar sands, Project Plowshare, Ralph Nader, Richard Feynman, Richard Feynman, Ronald Reagan, Skype, Stuxnet, technoutopianism, too big to fail, uranium enrichment, V2 rocket, éminence grise
All over the world men have looked to him for guidance and have seen symbolized in him their hope that the evils of this time would not be repeated; that the terrible sacrifices which have been made, and those that still have to be made, would lead to a world more fit for human habitation. . . . It is right that we should dedicate ourselves to the hope that his good works will not have ended with his death.” Three weeks later, on May 2, 1945, Berlin surrendered. 7 The First Cry of a Newborn World AS El Camino Real followed the Rio Grande across the American Southwest, the river curved in a 120-mile bend, lengthening and complicating the journey with deep canyons, Apache assaults, and patches of quicksand—the original badlands. A well-known shortcut, well-known for being bleak and harsh, required at least three days of forced twenty-four-hour marching with no water. After Pueblo Indians, revolting against the Spanish, lost over five hundred souls in nine days traveling the route in 1680, the shortcut was named Jornada del Muerto—the Journey of Death.