WOMEN IN STEM: LINDA POULIOT & DR.KRISTINA YU

In our Women in Science and Technology TV series from Silicon Valley we speak with  Linda Pouliot and Dr. Kristina Yu. Pouliot is a serial entrepreneur & founder of Dishcraft Robotics, while Yu is Director of the  Living Systems Department at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Pouliot and Yu share who mentored them, how they… Continue Reading


FILM NOTES: FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN

The remarkable rise & fall of John DeLorean, an engineer & automobile entrepreneur, is the subject of Sheena M. Joyce and Don Argott’s fascinating documentary Framing John DeLorean. The film makes for an absorbing watch and highlights how ambition & greed undid a plucky engineer-entrepreneur’s achievements and eventually ruined his family, members of his company… Continue Reading


SAN FRANCISCO DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL MAY 29 -JUNE 13, 2019

The 18th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival runs for 2 weeks from May 29 to June 13, 2019 at Roxie and Brava Theaters in San Francisco. The films shown at the festival range from comedy, social justice, environment, LGBT, religion, politics, music, dance, pop culture and many more topics. The festival tagline says it all:… Continue Reading


AUSTIN PBS STATION KLRU IS BROADCASTING OUR 5-PART SERIES WITH ANDY HERTZFELD & BILL ATKINSON

Austin’s PBS station KLRU is broadcasting our 5-part series with Andy Hertzfeld and Bill Atkinson, who were the original members of the Macintosh team at Apple. After Apple Atkinson, Hertzfeld and Marc Porat co-founded General Magic, one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley in the 1990s. Their goal was to create a personal communicator.… Continue Reading


STEVE PAOLINI ON BECOMING AN ENGINEER & ENTREPRENEUR PART-2

Steve Paolini is an engineer turned entrepreneur and is the President of Telelumen, that he founded in 2007 in Silicon Valley. In Part-2 of our conversation we talk to him about  growing up in Pennsylvania and how he dreamt of being an engineer. He knew as a 10 year old that he wanted to be… Continue Reading


MARC PORAT ON INFORMATION ECONOMY & GENERAL MAGIC

Marc Porat is an entrepreneur, venture capitalists and co-founder of General Magic. He coined the phrase “information economy.” In this wide ranging interview we talk to Porat on information economy and the frontier of privacy and how he came to co-found Genera Magic in 1990 and why he thinks Silicon Valley reminds him of Florence… Continue Reading