The Ampex sign
Readers of the Guest Book may have noticed the entry from Keith Graham who now lives and works in San Jose, California, some 25 miles from the old Ampex factory.
Keith has very kindly sent me a couple of pictures of the sign that he took on Saturday, January 12th 2008.
Ampex sign
Ampex sign
Keith explains:-
The site of the old factory, behind the sign, was replaced with these buildings back in the late 90's when it was to be headquarters for "@home", later merged with "excite" to become "excite@home" (one bay area tech pundit said at the time that it sounded like a porn site!!).
Well, they pretty much went under in the dot com bust before really taking occupation of the buildings. 18 months ago Stanford Hospital acquired the site and are in the process of turning it into a medical centre.
If you have Google Earth, click here to 'fly' to its location.
The view below is from Microsoft Virtual Earth, but both that and Google Earth still show the excite@home building that Keith mentions above.
The Ampex sign
Ampex Sign
Finally, Serge Bordelau from Montreal has sent this street level view from Google Strret View