I just saw [a Tweet from hypnagogic] that read:
Let’s put Milwaukee on the innovation heat map: http://tinyurl.com/cbkk3w
From [the linked article]:
McKinsey has partnered with the World Economic Forum to create an “Innovation Heat Map,” by identifying factors that are common to successful innovation hubs. As part of this effort, we have examined the evolution of hundreds of such clusters around the world and analyzed over 700 variables, including those driving innovation (business environment, government and regulation, human capital, infrastructure, and local demand) along with proxies for innovation output (for example, economic value added, journal publications, patent applications) to identify trends among the success stories.
Well I quick threw those same 700 variables into my BLAZING Microsoft Vista Powered 2 Gig of RAM MONSTER and I was actually able to find Milwaukee on that map AND see the city’s 2010 projection (gotta love the awesome power of computers!)
Computing power is so awesome… I’m speechless.