The Spirit Of InnovationAmerica's West Coast is known for taking the lead on innovation. From the tech entrepreneurs of California's Silicon Valley to restaurateurs in Tijuana, Mexico, innovators have helped to transform their communities. NPR's All Things Considered explores the frontiers of innovation on the West Coast.
Gesundheit: Kichaa is the name of one of the animated characters causing consternation among the animators at Digital Domain. He's featured in the upcoming film The Legend of Tembo.
Architect Paul Williams (in a photo thought to be from the 1940s or '50s) developed the ability to sketch buildings upside down to accommodate white clients who might not want to sit next to him.
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Tech entrepreneurs gather at the offices of Y Combinator, a company based in Mountain View, Calif., that provides seed money to young startups. Founder Paul Graham predicts half of the startups funded by Y Combinator will ultimately fail.