Paul Graham, one of the finest essayists to ever publish on the Internet, has two stellar examples of how to take a complex issue and present it in a clear and consistent way:
- How to be Silicon Valley, about whether you can create (or at least not stand in the way) a Silicon Valley somewhere else.
- Why startups condense in America, about why the USA is such a hotbed of innovation and its commercialization and other places, by comparison, are not.
As usual, Paul does not leave out the difficult parts or avoids pointing out the faults of the current model. Both essays are reworked from a keynote he gave at Xtech.
Excellent stuff. Read it. I will assign it for classes.