From Tim McNulty's PG report on "Smith Micro Software," a small CA software company that plans to relocate to Pittsburgh and hire as many as 230 people:
"I want the top two students at each university," [the founder, a Western PA native] joked, before adding, "We want to keep the kids coming out of these schools within Western Pennsylvania."
It is a sign of distinct progress in this region that the founder was joking, that Tim McNulty knew that he was joking, and that Tim and his editors though enough of the moment to include the face that he was joking in the story itself.
At least, I hope that all of those things are really true.
But seriously folks: I really hope that Smith Micro Software sets out to hire the top students from universities across the country, and that it makes students within Western Pennsylvania compete for jobs.