Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for June 17

Depopulating the Silicon Forest

I found this post to be an interesting indicator of the transition of the Silicon Forest, from gigantic lumbering (pun intended) hardware companies to small nimble application companies. I don’t see that many IPOs in our future. And I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.

Portland Small Business: Results from user survey

Kevin Spence writes “The most liked portion of the site are the blogs and the biz directory. Every registered user can create an entry for their business in the directory and can blog about their business. The traffic to the blogs has been up over the past month as more users have started blogging.”

GadgetTrak on KATU

GadgetTrak talks with the KATU folks.

Ignite Portland 3, Tonight (er, Tomorrow)!

Peat Bakke writes “Than Ignite Portland is the event for you, and tomorrow is the night to get your rear to the Bagdad Theater. The doors open at 5:30, but get there early — last time we hit capacity and had to turn away a few hundred people, and this time around the early bird tickets were all nabbed within 24 hours.”

Personal Telco Project: Comment on the 6/16 Oregonian Article

Michael Weinberg writes “While I appreciate that in the aftermath of a large failure, such as MetroFi’s Portland network, there is a natural tendency to focus on the failure and to be pessimistic about the future, we feel that the Oregonian and the City are overlooking the great potential that still exists in the hands and minds of individual Portlanders willing to get involved and unwire Portland anyway. Consider this…”