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May 28, 2006

Innovative cities are liberal

Without exception the high-tech cities in the US
are also the most liberal. But it's not because liberals
are smarter that this is so. It's because liberal cities
tolerate odd ideas, and smart people by definition
have odd ideas.

Conversely, a town that gets praised for being "solid"
or representing "traditional values" may be a fine place
to live, but it's never going to succeed as a startup hub.

-- Paul Graham

May 20, 2006

Two types of people dominate technology

Two types of people dominate technology:

  1. Those who understand what they do not manage; and
  2. those who manage what they do not understand.

    -- Putt's Law.