The narrative around Fiorina and Whitman, that their strong business backgrounds make them qualified for office and knowledgeable about public policy, are reminders, almost quaint ones, of another era.
The death note of Silicon Valley lies in its own decision to put profit over innovation. Seemingly gone are the good old days when companies had beer bashes in the parking lot, and profit sharing parties at quarters end.
I often feel that when an innovation is successful, I can't imagine life without it. I feel like that about many of the products and services from companies that made Fast Company's World's 50 Most Innovative Companies list.