The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Is Wellington Or Auckland The "Tech Capital" Of New Zealand

photo source: Sky Sports
Where does New Zealand have it's tech centre, and does it have to have one or can we have many thriving, sustainable and scalable points all over our fair country ... remembering we're a bloody small population that is spread thin across quite a large land mass and even more so when we think about the number Kiwi tech workers.


According to +New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) it's Auckland:
Auckland is recognised for its food and beverage sector, high-value manufacturing, and as a centre for New Zealand's developing ICT industry.
(my emphasis - source: NZTE's regions of opportunity)

And they go on to say this in detail:
Dynamic ICT sector
Auckland offers attractive opportunities to invest in its growing ICT and services sector and to take advantage of shared time zones with international markets. Many global ICT companies are choosing Auckland to service the Asia Pacific region.


But +Positively Wellington Tourism, unsurprisingly, say it's Wellington:

Although to be fair to NZTE they do also say this about Wellington:
Fast-growing, creative digitech industry
The region has the highest concentration of web-based and digital technology companies per capita in New Zealand. Investors can take advantage of globally competitive rental and operational costs, urban compactness, and robust data and telecommunications connections, which create an ideal environment for web and mobile software development.
(source: NZTE's Regions of opportunity - Wellington)


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