A quick note from California where I am this week. Stanford, actually. Ivy League. (no, not a friend of the late lamented Lillian Hallagan)
I am writing this from a computer in the Apple store in downtown Palo Alto. When in Silicon Valley and all that…
Actually, I’m waiting for a genius bar appointment because my ipod’s on the blink. Seems odd there should be an hour-long wait when the university and environs are famously crawling with geniuses–but there it is.
Stanford rather puts the technical college in Cheriton Bishop to shame. Miles and miles of university buildings, each very well-endowed by this one and that one…
It’s all go today on the West coast: the President was in San Francisco being angry about the oil spill. Didn’t seem to make a blind bit of difference, although I hear he did bring the traffic to a standstill. Just his security detail–nothing to do with energy conservation, you understand.