Wednesday, August 27, 2003

T4: Rise of the Nanomachines

California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Garrett Gruener, a venture capitalist with Alta Partners, chose to use the office of one of his nanotech portfolio companies, Nanomix, to beta test his economic platform of tax hikes and spending cuts. Anybody who tells you different is a practitioner of "tooth-fairy economics," Gruener was quoted as saying in today's Oakland Tribune.

He didn't make it clear whether the "tooth fairy" reference was aimed at Republican candidate and time-traveling 'droid Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This is not the first time a candidate has chosen a nano company as the backdrop for a stump speech. Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman did it last month.

Some Californians do have strong feelings about whether a Schwarzenegger administration would be good or bad for nanobusiness. That was meant to be a cliffhanger. Keep watching this site and Small Times for the sequel.


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