Stanford Track Record of Producing Tech Innovations Continues

Posted on November 20, 2007
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Many scoffed when Stanford . It seemed odd to some that a prestigious university which has produced some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology innovators, including the founders of Google, would offer such a course. But Stanford has proven once again that its campus is nothing less than a primordial soup for technology innovation. One of the Facebook applications developed by students in the course has passed the .

Stanford’s students have not only proven an uncanny ability to produce Facebook applications that are useful and add value to daily life, but have also proven that the next generation of computer science graduates from top United States universities are indeed prepared to continue carrying the torch of innovation.

Other innovative applications created with the support of $30,000+ per year tuitions include Get Wasted, Pickup Truck, MatchMaker, Cooties and Wall of Shame. Incidentally, they should be used in that order to ensure maximum results.

I am pleased that one of the top universities in the United States has once again elevated itself to a new level in the realm of innovation. Coupled with the superb crop of multitalented US Rhodes Scholars this year, including a “nationally competitive ultimate Frisbee player,” I have decided to reverse my position on America’s youth. I will be selling my euros, sterling pounds and shares in foreign oil and industrial companies tomorrow morning. Innovation, led by university courses that challenge our students to change the world one Facebook application at a time, is still alive and well in the United States, particularly in Palo Alto.

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7 Responses to “Stanford Track Record of Producing Tech Innovations Continues”

  1. Dan Ackerman Greenberg on November 20th, 2007 3:23 pm

    I’m Dan, the Lead TA for the course. If you’re interesting, we’ve set up a class webpage and blog at:

    Thanks for your post, and if you have any questions about the class, feel free to email me!


  2. Drama 2.0 on November 20th, 2007 9:47 pm

    I’ve been told by many people that I’m interesting but I don’t see what that has to do with your class website and blog?

  3. Viral Video Revisited (and Proof that an Education from a Top University Can’t Buy Common Sense) : The Drama 2.0 Show on December 6th, 2007 12:55 pm

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  4. Alex Linhares on December 11th, 2007 10:22 pm

    Great blog, Drama! Congrats, man.

  5. Ross Levinsohn Statement Hints at Growing Bubble : The Drama 2.0 Show on December 19th, 2007 12:49 am

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  6. Commoncents on December 22nd, 2007 12:30 am

    Enjoy reading your blog!

    If this is a sign of the times perhaps it really is time to exchange your dollars for Euros. Our best and brightest students spending time developing apps that deal with “Kisses” and “Cooties”?!?

    Last time I checked we were at war, our planet is suffering, our children are failing at mindless “No Child Left Behind” true and false tests, our country is divided into two colors and its breaking news when our Commander in Chief reads a book.

    Perhaps its time for the Web 2.0 phenomenon to focus on something more meaningful than getting drunk and getting laid. There has to be more to this country than making $$ on that type of nonsense!!

    Keep up the interesting blog Drama 2.0. Its worth reading.

  7. on February 24th, 2008 1:48 pm

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