Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Silicon Valley

California is associated with three major United States industries Agriculture, Film Making and Technology.

Silicon Valley in the Santa Clara Valley is the global center for high technology, venture capital, innovation and social media.

"The "Silicon Valley" has come to have two definitions: a geographic one, referring to Santa Clara County, and a metonymical one, referring to all high-tech businesses in the Bay Area. The term is now generally used as a synecdoche for the American high-technology economic sector." Wikipedia

This info is notable for the two very similar words "metonymical and synecdoche" which have slightly different meanings. Check out the links if you are interested.

The whole section in Wikipedia about the Silicon Valley is very interesting and I can't decide which parts are the most important so I suggest once again you check out the whole article. A lot of people got together informally at first just to try and make computers more available to the average person and next thing you know they had started a revolution in communication.