Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Silicon Valley ghost town

Here is the most shocking evidence I've seen so far about the economic downturn. I snapped these photos at a key tech intersection in Mountain View, California. A close-up look inside the windows of the many buildings that make up this former Hewlett-Packard campus showed not a soul--just lots of empty cubicles. Anyone who is at this campus today is not a customer. Instead, it's used mostly as a quiet place to walk among the tall trees. This is far from the only silent spot in the Valley today. I spotted LOTS of for lease signs like this one pictured.
I will be posting more soon about the transformation of Silicon Valley.