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Tom Perkins, and the legendary venture capital firm he co-founded, has been a driving force in Silicon Valley for over thirty-five years. Netscape, Amazon, Google — some would say his firm built the Valley as we know it today.

When Al Gore wanted to help spark a green technology revolution, he joined up with Perkins' and company.

Now, with Wall Street wobbling and the economy uncertain, Perkins still has confidence in America's tech sector, and he's here to tell us why.

This hour, On Point: inside Silicon Valley, and the tech economy, with Tom Perkins.
-Tom Ashbrook

Tom Perkins, co-founder of the leading venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, which has backed companies such as Netscape, Amazon, and Google. He is out with a new memoir called, "Valley Boy: The Education of Tom Perkins."

This program aired on November 28, 2007.