Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2014

Incubator could be nucleus of something bigger

The Adams Hub is the first of its type in the state capital where hatched ideas can become products and companies.

Over 150 years ago, Carson City thrived as the center for the surrounding mining towns and a crossroad of sorts. Today, the symbol of that technological leadership is Silicon Valley, and its father can be called Frederick Terman, the dean of engineering at Stanford University around the middle of last century.

The business incubator could be the symbol of the transformation for Carson City and its surrounding valley. Transforming the area from a mining center for precious metals with limited availability to mining ideas with limitless sources and having a hub as its “processing mill,” is a giant leap toward a brighter future that can keep the American dream alive.

Kudos to the Adams family, the Hop and Mae Adams Foundation, and to Steve Neighbors for spearheading this transformation while using mostly gambling winnings, where there are very few winners, to building this center as the nucleus of something much bigger that can be the birthplace of the next Google or Amazon and for the betterment of the whole community.

In his latter years, Frederick Terman reflected, “When we set out to create a community of technical scholars in Silicon Valley, there wasn’t much here, and the rest of the world looked awfully big. Now a lot of the rest of the world is here.”

Respecting the specificity of each region and its unique characteristics, could the same be echoed about Carson City?

B. Victor Honein

Carson City


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