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Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category



Apr 11
Less Data?
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

Recently, I was having dinner with some close friends and they were all comparing notes on the various gadgets and websites that they used for exercise, calorie counting and sleep measurement. They were giddy over the data they were collecting. I surprised the heck out of them when I said “I think we need less [...]

Feb 28
The Paradigm Shift Continues…
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

Last year, my partner Phil wrote a post about how Derek (our college-aged summer intern) used his iPhone in a creative way when injured in a mountain bike accident. Last week, we once again witnessed Derek demonstrating how today’s younger generation turns to technology first when confronted with everyday challenges. We arrived at Denver airport [...]

Jan 27
My Thoughts On The Idaho Technology Council
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

Last week, The Idaho Technology Council (ITC) held a press conference announcing the public launch of this very important organization. Judging by some of the comments I’ve seen on local media sites and some rash reaction from folks in the blogosphere, there’s clearly some misunderstanding about what the ITC is and what its mission is. [...]

Jul 29
My Irrational Technophobia
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

Given that a good deal of my life’s work consists of discovering cutting edge technologies that will make our lives more efficient, improve our health and make our planet a better place to live, I find it incredibly ironic that I have an irrational fear of the convergence of man and machine. Generally, I’m optimistic [...]

Jul 10
Technology Going Downhill
Posted by: Phil Reed
 

Like many venture firms, we usually spend most Monday mornings in a partners meeting where we discuss a range of topics that pertain to our business – everything from how we can help the companies we’re invested in, new opportunities we’re looking at to macro trends and new technologies. However, before we dig into those [...]

May 17
“Can’t Get A Shitty Meal Here”…
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

On Friday afternoon, my wife and I were driving through rural eastern Oregon on our way to Washington. We stopped in the small town of Pendleton (home of the Pendleton Roundup, one of the ten largest rodeos in the world) for the night for an incredible steak at Stetson’s and a few hours of shuteye. [...]