Boston Loses An Entrepreneur — To AustinPlay
From Boston to Austin — inventor, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Bob Metcalfe is leaving the Hub for a teaching and research job at the University of Texas.
It’s a blow to the local tech sector to lose this influential pioneer. And it’s a blow to lose him to Texas, considering that Bostonians already suffer from an inferiority complex toward Silicon Valley.
We talk with two tech reporters about the story.
- Curt Nickisch, business and technology reporter, WBUR
- Scott Kirsner, columnist, "Innovation Economy," the Boston Globe
This program aired on January 10, 2011.