Complex Roundtable: The Most Fascinating Tech Stories of 2012

Stanford and Silicon Valley's Symbiotic Relationship

I loved Ken Auletta's profile of Stanford University"Get Rich U."—not because he dug up new information (there wasn't much) and not because it came to tidy conclusions (there weren't many) but because he took this sort of a priori truththat Stanford and Silicon Valley have a symbiotic relationshipand examined and deconstructed it. It's problematic when a prestigious university is enlisted in a single industry's vision, and when its leaders' financial fortunes are tied up in that industry, and this was the first time I remember thinking about Stanford in quite those terms. Kevin Roose, New York (@kevinroose)

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