Though Clio is known as the Greek muse of history, she only achieved stardom after stealing Athena’s teacher’s edition. Ace your history final with today’s deal: for $15, get a hardcover copy of Silicon Valley: 110 Year Renaissance and a one-year membership to the Santa Clara Valley Historical Association (a $64.95 value).
The Santa Clara Valley Historical Association (SCVHA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to recording the unique technological, commercial, and cultural history of Silicon Valley. You will first receive a hardcover copy of Silicon Valley: 110 Year Renaissance. Authored by Leigh A. Weimers, Ward Winslow, and John McLaughlin, this beautifully-produced coffee table book offers 196 pages of high tech Bay Area history, including profiles of the top fifty Silicon Valley companies. With your membership, receive a 30% discount on all SCVHA books and DVDs, making it easier to absorb the lessons of the dot-com boom, or absorb the origin stories of Silicon Valley companies such as Federal Telegraph, Hewlett Packard, and NASA. You’ll also receive advance information about upcoming SCVHA documentaries, and book releases. Your membership in the SCVHA supports the organization’s continued documentation of the area’s unique history.
Silicon Valley Historical Association
By recording the many people, inventions, and achievements of Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley Historical Association forms a compelling argument that the Northern California–based tech movement is the Renaissance of our time. The association amasses commentary, interviews, and photographs from industry founders and experts to document Silicon Valley’s far-reaching impact on the world at large. Like Gutenberg’s printing press or the birth of the first carrier pigeon, the rise of the home computer has connected billions, marking a sea change in the primary ways people communicate.
The association’s research covers a multitude of subjects, from the invention of the microchip to the basic histories of some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Google, eBay, and Apple. Its documentary, Silicon Valley, condenses 20 years of the association’s work into a five-part series that discusses what makes for a successful company while recalling how many slices of pizza could fit into the earliest disk drives.