The recent news (see my previous blog post) about the Dutch quantum institute QuTech partnering with Intel has reminded me of the differences between a Dutch stallion and a Canadian donkey.
Below is a picture of a Friesian stallion. According to Wikipedia “The Friesian (also Frisian) is a horse breed originating in Friesland, in the Netherlands” It’s a reasonable analogue of QuTech
Next, let me show you a picture of the Donkey from the Shrek movies, which some say originated in Canada. It reminds me of Lazaridis’ IQC (Institute for Quantum Computing), which has spent more than $150M since it was founded in 2002, studying NMR quantum computers and quantum cryptography, both known to be dead end streets since day one.