Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Weirdness Factor

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Weirdness Factor

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Regarding "How to Make Pittsburgh a Startup Hub" (July 10 Forum): Thanks tons for reprinting Paul Graham's speech. It was a delight to read.

Sitting out here in Regent Square, just east of the solar flare that is Carnegie Mellon (of course it is far more sustained), it affirmed to me that I am in the perfect city for me (I am a programmer, entrepreneur, weird, artsy, piano player guy).

When Mr. Graham got to the place about making CMU great, I was, like, I'm pretty sure it already is. Add Billy Porter to the robotics thing and the discussion is over.

But I appreciate Mr. Graham's grasp of and affirmation of how important peripheral things like cool bars, historic preservation and bike lanes are. …

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