Many of Silicon Valley's start-up founders are young and rich, but the vibe of the Valley as reflected in the HBO series "Silicon Valley" isn't much different from what existed decades ago, according to the show's co-creator, Mike Judge.
"I worked as an engineer in the late '80s in Silicon Valley and ... it inspired a lot of the characters and engineer types and just sort of the culture of it. You know, it's changed a lot, but … I feel like the culture of the actual place is pretty similar," Judge told CNBC in a recent interview.
Judge described the awkward tech geek and the venture capitalist alpha male as some of the Valley's more typical personalities at the time. The main differences between the '80s and now are that tech entrepreneurs are getting richer younger, Judge said.