It's a visual journey back in time – back to a time many Micron team members remember well.
The Computer History Museum just opened Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000. It's an exhibit featuring 50 photographs by renowned documentary photographer Doug Menuez. For 15 years Menuez had unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to iconic Silicon Valley organizations. He captured pivotal moments in the Valley's history as the computing industry began its transition from analog to digital.
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Photo©Doug Menuez/Contour by Getty Images/Stanford University Libraries
The exhibit is sponsored by Micron and chronicles the rise of pioneering innovators such as Steve Jobs (Apple), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Charles Geschke (Adobe), and John Doerr (Kleiner Perkins).
"Our hope is that the young people, educators, parents, business leaders and others who have a chance to experience this story will be inspired and continue to drive the spirit of innovation from this valley for generations to come," said Director of Micron Corporate Communication and Marketing Walt Sledzieski.
At the grand opening of the exhibit on Wednesday, Menuez shared his first-hand experiences. He talked about the untold sacrifices, the "insanely" hard work and the relentless optimism of a "secretive, brilliant tribe" during those early and transformative days of the digital revolution.
Fearless Genius will be on display at the Computer History Museum until September 7. The exhibition is an exclusive preview to Menuez's new book of the same title, which features nearly 200 additional images.