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+ - The next Silicon Valley...Siberia???

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Iberian
Iberian writes "Fortune magazine writes about the stunning phoenix like birth of IT in the tundra of Siberia. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_arc hive/2007/04/02/8403482/index.htm

From the article:

Tapping brain resources, then, becomes a priority. Every year, Russia graduates as many science and technology specialists as India — 200,000 — although Russia is 80 percent smaller by population. Russian science and technology hold a unique position in the world, with a tradition of critical thinking and developmental breakthrough, along with a professional hunger born of the proximity to actual hunger."

Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.

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