Monday, October 21, 2013

The Internet is Small

This DutchStartUp Map shows that Amsterdam has a thriving industry in new technology. The map portrays a city experiencing a growth in on-line shopping, social communities, web development and an infrastructure of investors, accelerators and start-up funds eager to help promote this growth further.

However Amsterdam's tech industry has some way to go to rival Amsterdam's cultural industry in the 17th Century. Just take a look at the huge number of publishers and printers on this Cultural Industries Map.

The map shows the location of Amsterdam's printers and publishers between 1500 and 1900. It includes a date selection tool that allows you to adjust the results shown by date. Select the 17th Century and you will discover that in that century alone Amsterdam had over 700 printers and publishers.

Now that's a cultural industry.

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