John Hagel and John Seely Brown’s work re: innovation clusters, and their draw of the populace to them, is spot on; to my way of thinking, there is also a countervailing force now occurring1. As fast-enough broadband2 has proliferated both in the US3 and globally4 5 to smaller towns, they have been rewriting their core narratives6. I will be interested in seeing how small town congregations re-envision themselves, especially in light of the nexus of eldercare and this7.
- Brain gain in rural Minnesota
- What Kind Of Speed Matters for Broadband’s Economic Development Impact? – Strategic Network Group
- Community Network Map – Institute for Local Self-Reliance
- Animated map reveals the 550,000 miles of cable hidden under the ocean that power the internet – Business Insider
- Broadband for the Rural North #B4RN
- Toward a new narrative: How the Center for Small Towns crafts a different rural story
- The US uncompensated volunteerism industry