Why Pittsburgh Is Not Silicon Valley

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Paul Graham published this essay back in May. It’s called “How to Be Silicon Valley”. In it he talks about how smart people tend to go where other smart people are. It turns out he is also from here in Pittsburgh and he thinks we have the smart people to do the job, but because of our lousy winter weather we don’t have enough rich people (at least the VC kind) to make this place the technology center that we are desperately trying to become. I see this kind of thing going on most everywhere and this seems to be as good of an explanation as any.

I know it’s not one of my usual topics, but it’s an essay well worth reading.


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