It's nurture, not nature. G. Pascal Zachary turns in a real yawner to the New York Times regarding the role of geography in innovation. Turns out Silicon Valley dominates technology innovation ... but that domination is not permanently assured! And the Valley's dominance can be attributed to a preponderance of money and smart people, which in turn attracts more money and more smart people. Why is this so? No telling, but just end the article with a quote from a British academic asking the same question, and you're done. Even Om Malik is puzzled.