As Manti T'eo and Lance Armstrong have discovered this week, you attain true credibility only when people make jokes about you.
Credibility -- true, natural recognition from the man in the tram -- is something Silicon Valley has craved for quite a few years.
Sadly, its first attempt -- Bravo TV's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" -- delivered all the credibility of a rubber cowboy boot.
Here were vacuous people uttering vacuous thoughts in a vacuum.
It was not a hit. Indeed, Bravo says it currently has no plans to revive the corpse.
HBO, though, is undeterred by the interred. Indeed, it has ordered a pilot of a show currently named "Silicon Valley." … Read more