I have just finished reading "Founders at Work" by Jessica
Livingston. This is a large collection of interview of people who
founded computer companies. Some of the products/companies
that were founded by the interviewers were: firefox, paypal,
hotmail, blogger, adobe, and many more.
There is definitely a different culture around Stanford.
People as undergraduates were thinking of forming companies.
It all seemed very exciting. People formed a company with no
real idea what they wanted to produce. Amazing and exciting stuff.