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David Filo was born in Wisconsin 1966 to Jerry an architect and Carol an accountant but he was raised in Moss Bluff Louisiana There they live in what is called an alternative community They live semi-communally with six other families sharing gardening duties and a kitchen Filo attended Tulane University in New Orleans Louisiana receiving a bachelors degree in computer engineering He continued his education at Stanford University in Palo Alto California Jerry Yang was born Chih-Yuan Yang in Taiwan in 1968 and was raised by his mother Lily an English and drama teacher after his father died when he was only two He immigrated to the United States when he was ten years old with his mother grandmother and younger brother Ken settling in the Berryessa suburb of San Jose Yang spoke Mandarin Chinese and hardly any English but soon learned it and became a strait-A student He was admitted to Stanford University where he obtained his bachelors and masters degree in electrical engineering in 1990 It was there that he met David Filo Filo and Yang were doctoral students in computer engineering As one of their assignments they were working on the computer-aided design of computer chip circuitry For this project they were set up in an office which was really a trailer that was filled with computers and equipment I was terribly bored Filo stated And with our faculty advisor out of town we started to fool around on the World Wide Web They soon became very frustrated with the World Wide Web It seriously lacked any type of organization The only was to access a page was to know the URL or the address to the website At the time there were books being published with lists of different sites and their addresses however this proved to not be very useful as website addresses change quite frequently so that the books were outdated before they even hit
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