“My mission is [to help] make Austin a better Silicon Valley. . . . We don’t aim to be better than Silicon Valley. We aim to be a better Silicon Valley. And by the phrase ‘Silicon Valley’ I’m referring to the bloodthirsty, take-no-prisoners, swing-for-the-bleachers, free enterprise, venture capitalism that I enjoyed during the seventies, and eighties, and nineties and prospered under.”
—Dr. Robert Metcalfe, professor of innovation at theUniversity of Texas at Austin, founder of 3Com, andco-inventor of Ethernet, at the UT McCombs Schoolof Business Masters in Technology CommercializationProgram commencement, May 2013
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