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Another city list: Philadelphia named top spot for tech jobs

Update 9:23 p.m. 5/19/09 Philadelphia is one of the 10 best cities in the country to find a tech job, according to PC World. Add this to the heaping pile of other ways cities are ordered, grouped and ranked by magazines seeking attention. This tech list, which doesn’t put the 10 in order, includes tech […]

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Update 9:23 p.m. 5/19/09
Philadelphia is one of the 10 best cities in the country to find a tech job, according to PC World.
Add this to the heaping pile of other ways cities are ordered, grouped and ranked by magazines seeking attention.
This tech list, which doesn’t put the 10 in order, includes tech mainstays like the Silicon Valley and Seattle. Other major cultural cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston were also on the list.
Of course, it ain’t the first time one of these lists breezed by.

So tack this tech list onto that list.
Our city is credited for its “historical landmarks,” because, um, techies like history. The list puts Philly’s tech job population at 1,500 — seems narrow — with an average salary above $51,000.
We can give PC World credit for not forcing us to click nine time, like all those inane Forbes lists do.
Philadelphia was also recently ranked second behind only Boston for the vibrancy of its life-sciences industry, although that ranking, based on a study from the Milken Institute, has bit more research based to it.
Digg and inane magazine subscriptions long ago figured out that Americans love competition enough to read and fight over articles with lists. It’s easy, and it brings attention to content.
Just like writing about those lists can.
Hat tip B&C.

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