Last weekend I attended a gathering of the Silicon Valley Innovation Institute. The event took place at the beautiful Byington Winery, in the Santa Cruz mountains near Los Gatos on a wonderful Californian summer afternoon, replete with jazz band and loads of desserts.
I’ve included a few pictures of the place taken with my iPhone. It was really interesting to observe the number of people in our party of 30 who were taking snaps with their camera phones – there has definitely been a shift away from standard cameras to such integrated devices for casual photography.
There have been a few alarmists recently who have said that Silicon Valley is in trouble and that innovation isn’t happening here. That’s real bullsh.t – from the conversations I had with a range of people at the event, people who are all heavily involved in innovation I can confirm it is alive and well and, in fact, thriving.