Red Herring "Awards": An Ironic Double Entendre

This morning TechCrunch posted an interesting article on the strange odyssey of Red Herring (the brand), and its current owner, Frenchman Alex Vieux (pictured above), since RH was sold to Vieux by Tony Perkins, back in 2003. Tony Perkins and Red Herring were Silicon Valley phenoms back in the 1990’s, so the blog post caught my eye. This story has a local angle. A startup here that was recently “parked,” also apparently won a Red Herring award a few years back. I was intrigued at that time, because I was intimately familiar with Red Herring from its founder, Tony Perkins, and its heyday in Silicon Valley in the 1990’s.