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by Kevin Coupe

It seems to me worth noting that over the weekend, Seattle's Museum of History & Industry opened the Bezos Center for Innovation, which was funded in part by a $10 million gift from Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Seattle-based Amazon.com.

According to the Seattle Times, the museum "features nearly 4 million artifacts and historic photographs," as well as "multimedia and interactive exhibits that salute Seattle innovators big and small.

"It includes a Patent Tree loaded with inventions from Seattle. The center will sponsor an annual community innovation competition. And it will offer insights from innovators in lectures, workshops and displays that predict the next big ideas."

Bezos tells the paper that he's not sure why Seattle generates so much innovation.

“It’s undebatable that when you look at innovation in Seattle per capita, it’s off the charts,” Bezos says. “We joke that maybe it’s the rain. But maybe it is the rain,” which keeps people inside, where they have more time to think and innovate.

Personally, I can't wait to see it ... I suspect that so much of what Bezos has done, it'll be an Eye-Opener.
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