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How Bing Crosby and The Nazis Helped to Create Silicon Valley

On Bing Crosby’s legacy,

Hardly remarked upon at all is that Crosby, by accident, is a grandfather to the computer hard drive and an angel investor in one of the firms that created Silicon Valley.

The latest from Elements, the newest addition to the New Yorker, Paul Ford explains how Bing Crosby and the Nazi’s had a hand in building one of the strongest innovation centers in the world.