Last weekend I did a little tech tour around Silicon Valley. If you have a car and some spare time, and happen to be in the Bay Area and want to channel your inner geek, this is for you. Without needing an intro, Silicon Valley is home to thousands of tech companies. Driving down and around Route 101, you see the likes of LinkedIn, Evernote and Intel. In San Francisco you see Salesforce.com and Twitter HQs. This area breathes tech. Diet Coke was even running a kinda funny campaign targeting tech startup types.
If you find yourself in Silicon Valley, check out the Apple Store at the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, which sells merchandise not available in regular stores. Google also has a store on their campus in Mountain View, though it wasn’t clear if this was aimed at the public or Google employees. There’s some cool Google-y gifts in there. The campus itself is nice, hosting a replica dinosaur, though you probably want a guided tour from an insider. Until next time, Silicon Valley.