Monday, March 19, 2007

Network Youngstown

Alvin Toffler recently spoke in Youngtown, leaving behind a few recommendations (as summarized by I WILL SHOUT YOUNGSTOWN) that might interest Pittsburgh:

1 - Create a regional DARPA-like organization linking the innovative capacity throughout Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania...

8 - Appoint a diplomatic core from Youngstown, with bases in Washington, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland to engage others, promote business and collect information.

I selected the two that suggest possible network linkages with Pittsburgh. I'm still not convinced that an expansive contiguous regional initiative is a good idea (and if it is even possible), but I do appreciate the attempt to enhance connectivity.

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