Comment 31228

By z jones (registered) | Posted May 22, 2009 at 13:31:40

Smitty do you agree with Ryan's statement "The Wright brothers invented a plane, but it was a combination of entrepreneurial activity, universal education, publicly funded R&D and so on that turned a proof of concept into the aerospace industry"? Or do you think it was only the first and the rest don't matter? Why was the airplane invented in one of the first countries to have universal education? C'mon, I know you love simple correlations, why isn't this one good enough for you?

"If a business incubator will produce profits for people in Hamilton, let them risk their own money and reap the rewards if they're successful. Good ideas can attract billions in private funds, so there is no reason why government needs to take on this role." So how come there aren't any IT hubs that weren't first supported by university research spinoffs and public investment?

You're praising the trees for growing so tall while ignoring the rich soil that nourishes them.

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