I was in Sillicon Valley for a day this summer, and boy oh boy, how the names changed. The company where I worked in 2001-2002 (CPlane) of course, is nowhere, and of course the company who almost bought us is also nowhere. Our major target customers are all bankrupt, and our company investor Sun, well,… was bankr… acqui…. merged. The AT&T Research labs, where I worked in 1998 and 1999, is long time history.
So what remained? Here are the most solid institutions of Sillicon Valley.
Sic transit gloria mundi — good thing we can always fall back on cheeses and sausages.