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How San Francisco Chronicled Its Own Tech Boom

For 152 years, the San Francisco Chronicle has reported on—and photographed—every aspect of the city, including, of course, the evolution of Silicon Valley into the center of the world’s tech industry. This area, south of San Francisco, earned its moniker in the early 1970s, after silicon chip manufacturers proliferated there. It’s since become synonymous with breakneck economic growth and youthful billionaires, and has some of the most expensive housing in the country.
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