Interesting comment on technology review from Ed Martin of D-Wave (the quantum computer thingie):
â€œBusinesses arenâ€™t too fascinated about the details of quantum mechanics, but academics have their own axes to grind. I can assure you that our VCs [venture capital backers] look at us a lot closer than the government looks at the academics who win research grants,â€ Martin said.
As a related aside, I shared a gondola with D-Wave founder Geordie Rose last week at Whistler. Nice guy.