Wolfie00My dog is an elitistPremium
reply to digitalfutur
Re: Canada's Tech Sector, straight into the ground.
said by digitalfutur:That is a true statement, except that when it comes to high-tech companies, the environmental factors -- the "critical mass of technology" culture I was referring to -- is absolutely critical in providing the initial knowledge and inspiration and the ability to recruit talent. To deny that is to deny the real genesis of so many innovative companies, and it's not just Apple -- Google, Adobe, 3Com, even Microsoft, all share much the same origins. There are thousands of them in Silicon Valley.
The main reason why American startups are more successful is that they have much better access to venture capital, and investors there are not as conservative as they are here.
I also disagree with the rather defeatist "instead of lamenting what we can't do so well..." as we have a history of doing science and technology very well indeed, given even half a chance. What we do well -- what any nation does well -- is as much the result of opportunity as anything else, and opportunities can be created. We don't need to depend on them to happen by accident or the necessity of crisis.
"The promoters of the global economy see nothing odd or difficult about unlimited economic growth or unlimited consumption in a limited world."
― Wendell Berry