Monthly Archives: August 2009

A Serious, Perhaps Dangerous Case of Reform Fatigue

I have avoided writing here about my new healthcare problem because I thought it would be too self-serving, but I don’t feel I can hold this in any longer. I am just really, really tired, overwhelmed, a little scared, sometimes … Read more >

Galapagos Syndrome, Japan and Sunday’s National Election

Japan is days away from major elections and polls suggest an historic result: the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) replacing the standard bearing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Nobody quite knows what this means for the technology industry; DPJ candidate views … Read more >

Graham MacDonald

Graham MacDonald is the director of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) policy team for Intel Global Public Policy, based in the United Kingdom (UK). Graham’s current areas of focus for Intel in the EMEA regulatory environment include “Digital … Read more >

Peter Gibson

Peter Gibson is a wireless standards and regulations manager for Intel Corporation based in the United Kingdom. A member of the Europe, Middle East and Africa communications team for Intel Global Public Policy, Peter joined the company in 2005. He … Read more >

Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper is global director of environment and energy policy for Intel Corporation. In that capacity, Stephen has chaired many high tech industry environmental groups and coalitions. He currently serves as chairman of the International Climate Change Partnership. Prior to … Read more >

Doctors (and Nurses) Without Borders: Rethinking Licensure

Sometimes emergencies teach us things about how the world should be even in normal times. On August 28th, 2005, a dear friend called me in a panic. He had been rushed to Mississippi as part of an advance team to … Read more >

The “Macro Story” In Your Ear

For several years now, I have been yammering on about the ‘macro story’ – the role that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) plays in driving energy efficiency throughout the economy and society. And because greater energy efficiency typically is the … Read more >

U.S. Stimulus: Intel Invests in Sustainable Broadband Adoption

By Margie Dickman, Senior Policy Counsel at Intel The application window for first round broadband stimulus funding closes today for NTIA’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). Last week, Intel joined the national non-profit Connected Nation and a host of fellow … Read more >

Healthcare Reform Is Personal For Me

I recently had the chief of staff of a Member of Congress from my own state deny my request to meet with him: “We can’t meet with you because you’re a vendor; you’ve got too many special interests.” Wow, to … Read more >

Quick Thoughts on Random Things from a Tired Brain

I’ve started about 15 pages of blog comments this week, but can’t seem to finish any of them—or even a thought. So here are a few blurbs and links. Have a great weekend! Read the Bills For Yourself Many folks … Read more >