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Silicon Valley Abandons the Culture That Made It the Envy of the World

Once upon a time, in the notorious start-up cradle, small was beautiful

Santa Clara, California in April 21, 2000. Photo: David McNew/ Newsmakers

By Alexis C. Madrigal

For decades, whole regions, nations even, have tried to model themselves on a particular ideal of innovation, the lifeblood of the modern economy. From Apple to Facebook, Silicon…

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