[LINK] Re: Technology Uptake
Thu, 16 Aug 2001 10:58:57 +1000
> When you dig under the covers of this, what I was told was the many tech
> companies in the US regard Australia as a really good test market for
> high tech stuff.
> We are similar enough to the US so that results here have an adequate
> correlation to eventual results in the US, whilst we are small enough
> and isolated enough to not matter if they screw things up in our market.
> None of the other countries you mention meet the requirements of
> similarity, isolation and small size.
Yes, I understand this is all true. But it only applies to the occasional
business product here and there, rather than to Australia genuinely being an
early adopter or particularly strong adopter of technology. And certainly
not in the sense in which our political leaders present it.
Regards, Tony Healy