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Matt Quirion

Matt Quirion
Matt is a technologist with 17 years of experience building software systems. He's interested in observing and participating in the evolution of business as "software eats the world."
Google Cloud OnBoard

Insights from Google Cloud OnBoard

In the late 1990s, Apple unveiled a new marketing slogan, “Think Different.” It was meant to evoke ideas about non-conformity and creativity in an age of beige business PCs typically used...

Bill Gates Doesn’t Actually Want To Tax Robots

Last week, Bill Gates made headlines when he said, “you’d think we’d tax the robot at a similar level .” This was spun on various news sites as “Bill Gates thinks we...

Smart Hairbrush Is Pretty Dumb…..Or Is It?

This morning, as is often the case, I brushed my daughter’s hair. Now, if you’ve never had to brush the hair of a kid, let me tell you: it’s often not...
The Big Three Make a Play for the Fog

The Big Three Make a Play for the Fog

Over the last couple of months, the three biggest Cloud Computing platform companies — Amazon, Google, and Microsoft — have all made some very interesting moves outside of the cloud (wait,...