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Someone at the San Jose Mercury News is pushing for a Walk of Fame in the capital of Silicon Valley. The mayor's itched to put Valley greats out on the street ever since a Mercury News columnist suggested it years ago. Now the idea has a torch-bearer at the paper (unnamed in their article and editorial). And they're saying the inevitable: "Oh my god, let's make it interactive!"

But imagine a "Silicon Valley Walk of Fame'' that featured digital video, or a holographic projection, with audio you could access from your cell phone. Maybe each "star'' would be activated by a silicon chip replica. That could be a fun and sophisticated way to celebrate our stellar geeks.

Until "fun and sophisticated" becomes "embarrassing last-year technology."

S.J. Walk of Fame still a ways off [Mercury News]
Here's a way to let the valley get its stars in alignment [Mercury News]