IP: Palo Alto Talk: [CSL Colloq] The Post Dot-Com Golden Age: Openand Now Serving (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 06:23:21 -0500
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Subject: IP: Palo Alto Talk: [CSL Colloq] The Post Dot-Com Golden Age: Open
    and Now Serving

>         Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium
>           4:15PM, Wednesday, January 23, 2002
>      NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03
>                http://ee380.stanford.edu
>Topic:          The Post Dot-Com Golden Age: Open and Now Serving
>Speaker:        Andy Rappaport
>                 August Capital
>About the talk:
>It's too early to know whether history will treat the dot-com
>bubble of the late 1990s as another tulip scandal or as the first
>phase of an economic transformation as powerful as that created
>by steam power. But there's much evidence that the technologies
>and companies that will become emblematic of the internet era are
>those with which we'll become familiar over the next ten years,
>not those of the last ten. In fact, while counter-intuitive and
>ironic, it is nonetheless always the case that stock market
>speculation and free capital are impediments, not contributors,
>to long-term innovation. So, with the dot-com boom having shown
>the transformative potential of information technologies, and the
>bust having created an economic climate conducive to real
>innovation, we have now entered what is certain to be a golden
>age for technology, technology companies, and technologists. This
>talk will explore the underlying mechanisms that make this the
>case; the areas where long-term value is most likely to be
>created; and how smart technologists and entrepreneurs can escape
>the malaise of recent short-term dislocations and capitalize on
>the opportunities now before us all.
>About the speaker:
>Andy Rappaport is a partner at August Capital, a leading
>information technology venture capital firm based in Menlo Park.
>Before joining August Capital in 1996, Andy spent 13 years as
>president of the Technology Research Group, a strategy consulting
>firm he founded. Andy began participating in the formation of
>venture-financed start-ups in 1985. He has now been a founder,
>director and/or investor in scores of companies, including Actel,
>Atheros Communications, Genoa Corp, MMC networks, Silicon
>Architects, Silicon Image, and Transmeta. For the past 20 years,
>Andy has lectured and written extensively on the economics of
>changing technology. His article, The Computerless Computer
>Company, won the McKinsey award for Harvard Business Review
>article of the year in 1991. In the intervening 10 years, largely
>because of that article, Andy has been blamed for everything from
>making inevitable the global economic dominance of Japan to
>making possible the Enron scandal. When not investing in
>technology companies, Andy is guitarist in and songwriter for the
>bay area rock band Woodside.
>Contact information:
>Andy Rappaport
>August Capital
>2480 Sand Hill Rd.
>Menlo Park, CA 94025

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