The Silicon Valley Tarot

The Garage

The Garage

Historically, the Garage is the Valley's primary engine of creation. Big New Ideas are germinated in humble surroundings at odd hours. The moon smiles upon such exploration unfettered by corporate constraint. Though it may seem the Garage is outgunned by mammoth office parks and grand laboratories throughout the Valley, the deck of history is stacked against them; the real action has always been "in the garage" - perpetrated by pathologically independent individuals in ramshackle workshops having original thoughts. All that mighty commercial squabbling and NASDAQ turbulence is just the foam in the Garage's wake. Don't breathe the fumes. Creativity, inspiration. Reversed: megalomania, quixotic optimism, unrecognized opportunity.

Copyright 1998, Thomas Scoville. All rights reserved.

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