Thank you, Jennifer. I knew nothing either until I started researching the life of Hayes Perkins and came across another fascinating aspect of the story. See the “Mystery of pages torn from library book resolved after 55 years” at: https://medium.com/@davidlaws/mystery-of-pages-torn-from-library-book-resolved-after-55-years-14486ba69b20
Ken, Thanks for your clarification. For readers looking for more detail on the devices discussed above, Ken Shirriff’s blog article “The Texas Instruments TMX 1795: the (almost) first, forgotten microprocessor” contains a wealth of information.
The quote was taken from the following source, translator unknown: http://www.alan-chadwick.org/html%20pages/books_articles/what_makes_the_crops_rejoice.html
I note that this differs significantly from “The Works of Virgil: Rendered Into English Prose” by Lonsdale and Lee in the 1870s. But this version is much easier for casual readers to understand
“The entrepreneurial, technology-driven roots of today’s Silicon Valley sprouted long before Google’s algorithms, Apple’s two Steves, Fairchild’s chipmeisters, or the egalitarian management innovations of Hewlett and Packard. Eager emissaries from less prosperous regions of the nation and foreign governments striving to the replicate the tech economy…