Triangle Concludes Newsletter Operations
This will be the last "regular" Terabyte Triangle Newsletter. The TT newsletter has been published monthly for the last ten years. With the exception of a few very early news stories, all of the articles have been posted on the Terabyte Triangle Web site at www.terabytetriangle.com . The Web site will remain in place.
Most of the stories were feature articles about technology companies who either produced technology or heavily used various forms of technology. Others were featured because of their unique supporting position for technology companies. Some of the featured businesses grew and prospered 'becoming large, with a large footprint and many employees. Some sold to other, bigger companies, who expanded by acquisition. Some are happily moving along at their own rate, growing in good times, but doing some belt tightening in bad times. Still others have moved to other areas or disappeared entirely. In all cases, this writer has met many of the nicest and most interesting people in Spokane. I've learned a great deal, been allowed to visit some "places that you can't go", and have been inside nearly all of the largest data centers in downtown Spokane.
There are still stories out there awaiting reportage. The Port of Whitman is taking advantage of the Second Avenue street construction to supply even more optical fiber connectivity. The Pleschner Building Entrepreneurial Center II is taking advantage of the opportunity. Steve McGrew of New Light Industries received three months of no-cost access to the Washington Technology Center Microfabrication Laboratory for a project to explore a revolutionary liquid crystal alignment technology based upon a previously unexploited class of geometry-based interactions between liquid crystals and solid surfaces. New federal funds have been granted for use in increasing connectivity for rural areas. Some of these funds will be used by the NoaNet (Northwest Open Access Network) 'a fiber optic distribution system, and some will be used by Spokane-based EcliptixNet for both fixed wireless and mobile wireless. Many stories can be found t hrough Web sites and through the social media.
Thanks are due to the many Terabyte Triangle subscribers, sponsors and colleagues who have supported us through the years. There are too many to list, but special thanks go to Strong Solutions, Alt29 Design, and Interlink Advantage. Linda Hemingway and Sirti have been especially helpful. It is with some sadness that I bid you all %u2018A Bientot.'