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Stealth Company Debut

Tomorrow, a company I wrote about for Geekwire in 2015 will emerge from stealth mode.

My story was the only one written about it for the past three years.

Here’s the first story, below.

I’ll update it tomorrow, correcting a few facts that changed.

The original story, after all, was still just a concept that a group of very smart people thought could work.

They had yet to built it and test it.

 The updated story will run in the January Issue of Seattle Business.



New startup building ‘desktop supercomputer,’ seeking big breakthroughs using chips that work like the human brain

By M. Sharon Baker

The first computer system incorporating IBM’s TrueNorth computer chip was conceived in Deer Valley, Utah last month, in a mere four days at the Future in Review conference.

Under the direction of Mark R. Anderson, a handpicked group of computer executives from different companies designed a desktop supercomputer system as part of a CTO challenge at Anderson’s annual conference, also known as FiRE.

They designed the Pattern Computer as a general purpose computer, one that runs on any operating system, and is highly efficient, extensible, scalable and unbelievably fast. It will be built using commodity hardware, connect to the new 100Gbps Pacific Research Platform, and run TrueNorth and other new brain-inspired chips as co-processors.

The Pattern Computer is designed to discover patterns in big data – not just the ones expected or postulated but revealing those “where we might otherwise not see them,” said Anderson, who is well known within tech circles for his accurate predictions.

Read the rest of the story in GeekWire.




My Latest Freelance Articles in Horizon Airlines, Other Magazines

In addition to writing B2B content for corporate clients, I continue to flex my journalism muscles from time to time. I wrote a fun article about what Baby Boomers are doing in their retirements for Horizon Airlines, which published in its December issue. From moving to Mexico, to landing patents and starting a business, to becomingRead More


Retired or Semi Retired Baby Boomer in Western U.S.?

I’m writing a story for Horizon Airlines magazine on what Baby Boomers – aged 52-68 – are doing in their retirement years and what tips they have to share for others contemplating retirement. I’m looking for stories about:  How you are taking charge of your health and diet  What you’re doing to keep your mindRead More


Freelance Journalist Wins 4 WA Press Association Awards

Once in a blue moon, I find I need to write a press release about myself. Here’s the latest, which I’m writing for my local newspaper.  Freelance Journalist Wins WA Press Association Awards Freelance Journalist M. Sharon Baker won four awards from the Washington Press Association for her online and magazine work. The Anacortes resident wonRead More


Why B2B Marketers Hire Journalists to Create Content

(I’m busy gathering additional samples of good B2B content since story telling is top of mind for many marketers. In the meantime, I was asked why journalists are being touted as good hires to create content. Here’s my take.) A number of content marketing experts are telling corporations to hire experienced journalists, which they sometimesRead More


Case Studies, Articles, White Papers, Press Releases & Blog Posts: What I’ve Been Writing

It’s summer and I’ve been so busy creating content for clients and magazines that I have not had time to brainstorm topics for the blog or update my website. Many times, this content takes a while to show up on the web. Below is a list and some links to what I’ve published/created so farRead More


Why you should hire a Corporate Storyteller or Reporter, not a “Brand Journalist”

David Meerman Scott first started talking about brand journalism back in 2009. He urged companies to hire what he calls a “brand journalist” to help companies tell their stories and help them become content publishers.  Last month, Scott again urged marketers or companies who struggle to write great content to hire journalists to do whatRead More