How a VR project documenting Seattle’s music history revealed the risk of a new digital divide – 10minmail

[ad_1] Guests at the Black and Tan Club, a leading jazz nightclub in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood, which operated from 1922 until 1966. This photo is from 1947. (Museum of History & Industry Photo, Al Smith Collection / Photo, Image number 2014.49.010-051-0102) Yolanda Barton loves Seattle’s music history — the history that starts decades before […]

How tech keeps Seattle’s transit system running — and why more innovation could be coming – 10minmail

[ad_1] Inside the Transit Control Center, where King County is using technology to improve how people get around the Seattle area. (Aria Thaker Photo) Amid a sea of green rectangles on a computer monitor, one had turned red. A RapidRide bus — the red rectangle — was travelling a bit too rapidly. It was almost […]

Two worthy books trace the history of tech through Silicon Valley, leaving Seattle’s story still to be told – 10minmail

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: In this guest post, Tom Alberg, Madrona Venture Group managing director, reviews The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O’Mara; and VC: An American History by Tom Nicholas. The accelerating growth of the tech economy during the past 70 years has generated numerous books seeking to capture its […]