Quincy, WA is a weird city. On the one hand it’s a tiny farming town of 7000 people. On the other hand it’s got some of the most massive data infrastructure anywhere, and between that and cheap hydro power they’ve had to place a moratorium on bitcoin miners coming to town.
My favorite interaction today: a kindly old beef farmer was telling me about the fact there are THREE fiber backbones that converge here, and when I asked about the bitcoin thing:
“Oh, I don’t know anything about the technology behind it but it sure sounds like a Ponzi scheme to me.”
I thanked him and told him he was smarter than the people who think they know anything about it.
Oh yeah so spud said last night there was a representative from Microsoft there and she was looking at our brochure and saw my glamour shot, then looked back at me, then back to the glamour shot, and was clearly trying to come up with a question to ask. So spud interjected, “She’s a great resource,” and her response was “oh! Yes, I love seeing women in tech.”
@fluffy bleah :( :(
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