Facebook as Spandrel

Facebook as Spandrel  The roughly triangular space between the tops of two adjacent arches is called a spandrel.  Originating in Roman times, it was a nonfunctional result of the architecture until artists realized that they could fill these small areas with painted designs.  In a 1979 paper, … [Read more...]

An American Epic: Gordon Moore and the Legacy of Fairchild

In 1939, Sheriff Walter Moore was the only law enforcement west of the mountains on the coast of San Mateo County.  Promoted that year, he moved with his wife, Mira, and three young sons from the small village of Pescadero to the county seat in Redwood City.  “The area was a bunch of small rural … [Read more...]