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Notable quotes from Vinod Khosla, Canada's minister of immigration and others in the software industry ecosystem

By June 2, 2013Uncategorized

I think everyone knows the American system is pretty dysfunctional. I’m going to the Bay area to spread the message that Canada is open for business; we’re open for newcomers. If they qualify, we’ll give them the Canadian equivalent of a green card as soon as they arrive.
–          Jason Kenney, Canada’s minister of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism
Will prostitute climate destruction & other values to get a few engineers hired & get immigration reform?
–          Tweeted by Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures
People have made purchases of point solutions over the last four to five years. Those people have silos of cloud services. … I would argue that there are some cloud services today that people should migrate from.
–          Dale Vile, CEO, Freeform Dynamics
Yet, when you mention the word “infrastructure” to tech titans, they’re more likely to think of network infrastructure — the guts of our computer and communications systems — rather than the guts of our national infrastructure. After all, Silicon Valley venture capital investors are in the game of funding the Next Big Thing, and bridges, tunnels, and sewer systems simply can’t compare with the latest cool technologies profiled by McKinsey. Instead of placing their long-term hope in “Intelligent Infrstructure” and … smart sensors, maybe it’s time to think about promising new business models, such as civic crowdfunding, that have more immediate pay-offs.
–          Dominic Basulto, futurist and blogger and former editor of Fortune’s Business Innovation Insider
As the tools and philosophies of big data spread, they will change long-standing ideas about the value of experience, the nature of expertise, and the practice of management.
–          Erik Brynjolksson, MIT professor