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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.


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.




13 Tips (+3 Books) to Help You Become a Better Writer

Monina Wagner, social media community manager at the Content Marketing Institute, started a post on LinkedIn about Finding the Right Writer for Content Creation. She asked two questions, one for advice on how to be a better writer, and the other on what parameters content marketers  consider when hiring a writer. She’s gathering info forRead More


Looking for a B2B Writer? Read My 70 Clips, Samples

Looking for a freelance B2B writer who can write conversationally, professionally interview subject matter experts, meet deadlines and who understands content marketing strategy? Here’s what I sent one prospect.Read More


Cop an Attitude If You Want To Write

Donald Murray, one of America’s greatest writing teachers, says, to adopt certain attitudes if you want to write. My favorite out of the several he describes is: Each contribution is merely that, a contribution to the conversation. It is not, and does not have to be, the definitive work encompassing everything. Don’t be paralyzed by creating theRead More


What I’ve been Reading: Books on Writing Well

Living within walking distance to a university has many benefits, including access to a large library and a college bookstore. When I went with my daughter to buy books for fall semester, I browsed the bookstore stacks and found two books on my wish list I thought were out of print: Ogilvy on Advertising and Hey Whipple, SqueezeRead More


What I’ve Written this year: B2B Content Marketing & Journalism

Like many freelance writers, I’m extremely busy working on client projects which leaves little time for me to update my own blog. And I see I haven’t posted anything of value since February. I’m not surprised as I’ve doubled my business so far this year. New prospects often look at my website before calling, and sinceRead More


Demystifying Epic Content For B2B Marketing

Sonia Thompson authored a great article last week, which was published on Jon Morrow’s Boost Blog Traffic site. It was called Demystifying Epic Content: How to Actually Create It (Not Just Jabber About How Important It Is) The article was a whopping 5,200 words, but the basic outline went like this: Epic Content: • IsRead More