What Do Silicon Valley and England’s Black Country Have in Common?

29 07 2013

Answer: They are both post-industrial landscapes. As a recent article in The Atlantic shows, Silicon Valley has de-industrialised in the last three decades as the manufacturing, as opposed to design, of chips has moved offshore.

The Black Country

This fascinating piece is a reminder of the overlap between business and environmental history.

Silicon Valley

Hat tip to Jan Oosthoek.

 

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