All posts tagged politics

I’m in the June/July/August issue of Backbone Magazine talking about cleantech in Canada

Backbone Magazine has just published a great overview of the cleantech sector in Canada that contains quotes from a number of notable people in the space including Kirk Washington (Yaletown Venture Partners), Victoria Smith (BC Hydro), Rick Whittaker (Sustainable Development Technology Canada), Raul Pacheco-Vega (UBC), Helen Goodland (Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre) and me. Thanks to […] Read More⇒

Interesting reading: food that kills, augmented reality, death by board meeting, lazy people, and big ideas.

Jamie Oliver pleads with us to stop killing our kids with crappy food: www.ted.com/talks/jamie_oliver.html Blaise Aguera y Arcas will blow your mind with the next generation of augmented reality mapping tools. Makes Google Maps look like crayons and paper. www.ted.com/talks/blaise_aguera.html Running more effective board meetings. Not rocket science but good basic article.  www.cloudave.com/link/running-more-effective-board-meetings-at-startups It turns […] Read More⇒

City of Berkeley launches their Climate Action Plan using Vancouver-based Visible Strategies’ “See-It”. WOW.

Check out the newly launched Climate Action Plan Indicators tool from the City of Berkeley that is based on Vancouver’s own Visible Strategies‘ “See-It” application. It allows all of the stakeholders to have a dashboard that lets them input their goals, and then track their progress towards those goals. Congrats VS team and City of […] Read More⇒

Live streaming of Obama’s inauguration caused the Internet’s top 40 sites to slow to 60% of normal speed. Wow.

WebGuild posted an excellent article today on the effect that all of the world’s live video streams had on the Internet yesterday during Obama’s inauguration. I was hoping that somebody would have the metrics for that. It appears that it was the good people over at Keynote. Predictably the total number of pages viewed was […] Read More⇒

My thoughts on the Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States

Like millions of other people, I am watching Obama’s inauguration on CNN.com and Facebook. It’s interesting to watch all of the prior Presidents come in and listen to the music playing. It feels oddly imperial and royal. It’s the first time I have had a sense of real unity in America.. We don’t often have […] Read More⇒