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


The Kamla Show on KCOS-TV, El Paso PBS Station

KCOS-TV PBS STATION IN EL PASO IS BROADCASTING OUR WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH SERIES

, KCOS-TV, PBS station in El Paso, Texas is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Technology in Silicon Valley  series.  On Thursday, May 16, 2019 you can watch our conversation with Hadiyah Muhjid, Founder and CEO of HBCUvc. Mujhid is a software engineer, who worked for corporations before becoming an entrepreneur. And on… Continue Reading


MARC PORAT ON COINING THE TERM “INFORMATION ECONOMY”

Marc Porat coined the term “information economy” in the 1970s. There was an information revolution in the air in the early 1970s shares Porat and that was the subject of his PhD thesis at Stanford in 1976.  Porat grew up in the 1960s during a period of revolution as he puts it. In the US… Continue Reading


Megan Smith on The Kamla Show

MEGAN SMITH ON APPLE, GENERAL MAGIC, US CTO & WHY SHE BECAME AN ENGINEER

Megan Smith is CEO of shift7 and 3rd US CTO and I got an opportunity to interview her a while back. In this wide-ranging conversation Smith talks about her work at Apple and General Magic, how she decided to study engineering and her work with President Obama as the 3rd US CTO  and  what keeps… Continue Reading


Megan Smith, CEO shift7

MEGAN SMITH ON GENERAL MAGIC

We bring you highlight of our conversation with Megan Smith, who was part of the team at General Magic. In the early 1990s General Magic was one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley. Smith shares some of the  hardware challenges the General Magic team faced in developing their pocket crystal or personal communicator.  General… Continue Reading