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Forbes Framingham Geek Data Skewed and Outdated

Filed under: Business by Randy Harris at 7:24 am on August 7, 2011
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FRAMINGHAM, MA - Forbes.com has published an article titled, "Geekville, USA: America's 20 Geekiest Cities", and people all over town are patting themselves on the back for our new claim to fame as the #3 "Geekiest City" (town) in the USA.

Scott O'Connell of the MetroWest Daily News re-reported the findings in an article titled, "Framingham ranked third 'geekiest' U.S. city in Forbes survey".

For his article, O'Connell interviewed three people who he must have thought were "Framingham geek experts" -- Gary Sinewitz, (President, PC Healthstop), Brian Tilzer, (VP of eCommerce & Business Development, Staples Inc.), and Alison Steinfeld, (Director, Economic & Community Development Department, Town of Framingham).

I've known Gary since high school -- he's a geek. (But come on Gary, did you really mention "Prime Computer" and "General Motors" -- they both shuttered their operations in Framingham 20 years ago -- you need to get out more often).

Brian, I don't know -- but his job title makes it sound like he knows some geeky stuff.

Alison, was unsurprisingly surprised at Framingham's new found ...[read more]


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