Learning from Satya Nadella’s comments

Let’s use Satya Nadella’s remarks at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing as a learning experience — for all of us. When Larry…

Why the I-1098 income tax measure is good for the state

Don't believe the smokescreen. Initiative-1098 is simple.  It’s a tax on high-income individuals — to be specific, on income in excess of $400,000 a year…

How budget cuts short-changed the UW

Confused about how the University of Washington fared in the 2009-11 biennial budget? So was I — and I’m an insider, having devoted my entire…

2008: Year of Hope, Year of Fear. Essay 5

I'd like to build upon Kent Kammerer's "hope that maybe Obama will set a new example for local government." Actually, I'd like to twist it…

Seattle has a distinct and remarkable tech ecosystem

In response to Margaret O'Mara's article about Silicon Valley and Seattle, let's agree that everybody understands that we must build upon our advantages and preserve…