for W3c validation
I just watched this debate between Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel from 2013 (as a result of seeing the link at the end of this article).
At the very end of the hour debate, Marc mentions countries being differentiated by regulatory structures (and the movement toward more Hong Kong’s and Singapore’s) — resulting in innovation by sector. I see a strong parallel between countries differentiated by regulation as he mentions, and cities differentiated by branding around certain lifestyle niches… something I wrote about last year. At the end of the day, communities are at the heart of both trends.