I am intrigued by the possibility of Tom Siebel running for Governor of Montana. In discussing Siebel's ambitions for the post, CNET mentions that Governor Leavitt recently invited Siebel to speak at a recent meeting of the Western Governor's Association. He has also testified before Congress on how technology can be used to enhance the nation's homeland security efforts. Siebel has moved a significant part of its operations into Utah. In the CNET article a company spokesman says the Mr. Siebel "has no political aspirations and any suggestion to the contrary is rumor." [thanks for the tip Barbara]
In other news, Jay Call, the founder of Utah-based Flying J died Saturday in a jet crash enroute to Hailey, ID. I met Jay Call when I was putting together the state fuel network. He started Flying J with a single Brigham City station in 1968 and expanded to a national network of 160 travel plazas across the country. He was a great entrepreneur and I wish his family well.
A current listing of gas prices at Flying J outlets across the country.
Governor Leavitt was down in the Palm Springs area when Elizabeth Smart was returned home. This article in the Desert Sun describes his response to the news.
Jesse Feiler is concerned that the hype associated with cyberterrorism will detract from the real serious issues.