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Old 03-11-2015, 03:20 PM
 
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I suppose that I should have mentioned, "in no particular order." Sorry for upsetting those of you who believed that this was my tier list!
Not upset but was just confused! Good list altogether though, LA is no slouch in being an "intellectual" powerhouse.
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Not upset but was just confused! Good list altogether though, LA is no slouch in being an "intellectual" powerhouse.
Don't sell yourself short Judge, LA is a tremendous slouch
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Don't sell yourself short Judge, LA is a tremendous slouch
Not sure if my sarcasm-detector is working, but I read quite a few articles touching upon LA's growing tech scene, particularly West LA. I'm well aware that every city right now claims that they're "the next Silicon Valley" practically on a yearly basis, but anyone know of the reality of LA's tech scene?
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:25 PM
 
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Don't sell yourself short Judge, LA is a tremendous slouch
ouch that was harsh.....
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:48 PM
 
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Well, for one thing, it's San FRANCISCO.

Please note the spelling.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:50 PM
 
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this is the wurst list evur
Subtle, but unfortunately ignored...

This is what happens when you use the "sausage-based" argument to appeal to nerds.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Ant,
Have you ever heard of Mckinsey and company?Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture?What about Chicago deep-dish pizza? What about Poetry?What about the Chicago school of economics?
It's interesting to note how many uses the term "Chicago School" has:

Chicago school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:09 PM
 
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The first five are well-chosen, IMO, considering there is no definitive metric to measure intellectualism

For numbers 6 through 10, I'd certainly add two west Coast tech cities for their intellectual capital:

Seattle
San Jose

For their medical and artistic intellectual capital I'd add these two:

Philadelphia
Minneapolis

And yes, I'd make the fifth city to be

Los Angeles

In addition to being the pop culture capital of the US, LA has great colleges and universities, top-notch medical institutions, and has spawned lots of good writers. Everybody there is not an air-headed bleached blond.
I'd say Seattle and Portland also belong on the merits of their medical and artistic intellectual capital. (I know you already mentioned Seattle, but it was in the context of it being a tech city).
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:12 PM
 
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I feel like Philadelphia should be in the top 10.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:16 PM
 
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Here are my rankings:

SF
NYC - I put NYC second because it has more of a blue collar workforce than SF. In SF thats almost nonexistent.
Boston
DC
Chicago
Seattle
Raleigh
Philadelphia/LA - tie?

After these cities I don't really care.
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