Interesting News for June 18 2012

IBM Computer Sets Speed Record (WSJ): Amazing to think about the computing power that is available.  Desktop PCs are pretty powerful, big companies have a large number of mid tier and mainframe computers.  Then you have the supercomputers for largescale modeling.

Private Fix for Public Parks (WSJ): California saving parks slated for closure due to budge cuts by leasing out operations to private companies.  Very intersting deal – hope it works and looking forward to seeing the results.