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How the Government Kick-Started Silicon Valley

I like the perspective in this article. Silicon Valley and the larger tech sector weren’t just created by a few extraordinary people, but were made possible by the overall environment.

πŸ‘‰ The Hidden History of How the Government Kick-Started Silicon Valley

These breakthroughs are made possible by a larger cast of thousands around them, by broader social structures, and by other things that America, writ large, makes possible β€” whether it be public policies or public education.

This article gives a clue as to why the tech revolution started in America. I mean it wasn’t just an accident that one giant company after another started in Silicon Valley. The US government helped. There’s wasn’t a government “plan” to create Silicon Valley, but the government did set up the environment that allowed it to happen.

Thanks, space race!

No one was sitting behind a desk in Washington saying, β€œOh, this is how we’re going to build a tech industry.” But that is what happened.

I hope we continue to collectively invest like this going forward.

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