Kentucky Ain't Just For Rednecks No Mo'
A recent article in the Ledger Independent explains how organizations like Connect Kentucky are committed to bringing broadband to every nook, cranny, and holler of Kentucky, hoping to attract tech businesses for which broadband is a key component. Silicone Valley in California and Silicone Alley in New York becomes Silicone Holler in Kentucky by laying out this infrastructure (remember you heard the term here first when this all goes down). It seems that everywhere you turn, the idea of what it means to be a Kentuckian is being redefined into something sleek, cool, and hip. Think Porsche over Pacer.
To illustrate my point about the redefinition of Kentucky, I submit the event known as the IdeaFestival. The IdeaFestival was founded in 2000 as a world-class meet up bringing together the most diverse and leading thinkers from across the nation and around the globe to explore and celebrate innovation and cutting-edge ideas. It's a huge think-tank filled with some of the most brilliant and extraordinary problem solvers on the planet. You might think that such a brainy ho'down might take place in New York, Boston, or even Atlanta. This year it takes place in Louisville, Kentucky. That's no small thing.
For more information about the IdeaFestival going on this weekend (Oct. 11th - 14th), visit www.ideafestival.com