Jim Russell recently published a piece at Pacific Standard that could probably be taken one of two distinct ways. His theory is that Seattle is primed to be the next Detroit. Now, if you're first thought is that Detroit doesn't look so hot these days, you might think this is all doom and gloom. But he actually means it the other way. That Detroit was the American city that dominated in the machine age thanks to it's partnership with a massive game-changing company: Ford. In recent years, it's been Silicon Valley and Intel that dominated the computer age.