I recently found a great blog promoting Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate for 2008. Mitt and his team saved the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics from financial disaster. As Governor of Massachusetts he has not only helped the state go from major deficits to a budget surplus, but he is vigiliant about helping the state stay out of the red. He vetoed $290 million in spending just this past week.
I noticed two interesting articles in the NY Times today. The juxtaposition made me think. One article says up to $2 billion in taxpayers money has been wasted in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It gives several examples of how money has been misspent.
While living in Silicon Valley in 1999-2000 and because MyFamily.com was in the photo-sharing space, I had the privilege of meeting with key people at most of the early photo-sharing sites. I remember one meeting in our Howard Street office with some folks from Shutterfly.com. Lots of companies wanted to partner with MyFamily.com because we had millions of photos (in private family websites) and they had ways of getting those photos into prints, calendars, mugs, and other products.)
Phil Burns' DevUtah is putting on another Geek Dinner Thursday night, this time at Tucano's with a movie afterwards. Click here to learn more and RSVP (and add your name to the Wiki). We've got tons of talent in Utah. There is no question about that. The best way for us to become more like Silicon Vally (in good ways) is to have tons of networking events like this, where talented people with great ideas can start working on the new, new thing.