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Submitted by packrat2 2010–05–10 16:19:29 EDT
Theme(s): Building Digital Skills


TITLE: Welcome to the millennium of the anchor.

Canada is 30 years behind the technology, 20 years ahead on pricing and about to step back a few hundred years on copyright.

Organization and/or author's name

By: Pat Donovan: area163 / stalking millionaires author
YouTube — Area163
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Q: The relevant discussion theme being addressed?
A: This effort (c–61) is NOT progressive; it's regressive.

Q: Should Canada focus on increasing innovation in some key sectors or focus on providing the foundation for innovation across the economy?
A: /SARCASM ON Nortel for tech; bell monopolies for roll out; Don cherry for censorship efforts, Montreal companies for integrity. /SARCASM OFF

Innovation Using Digital Technologies

Q: Which conditions best incent and promote adoption of ICT by Canadian businesses and public sectors?
A: Open sourcing databases, apps and usage. i.e.: google maps, vancouver's open DB.

Q: What would a successful digital strategy look like for your firm or sector? What are the barriers to implementation?
A: Fair comment being a stable entity. Barriers include lawsuits, takedowns, DMR ISP filtering all applied to stop dissemination of info.

Q: Once anti–spam legislation, and privacy and copyright amendments are in place, are there new legislative or policy changes needed to deal with emerging technologies and new threats to the online marketplace?
A: Yes. Sanitized data isn't anonymous.

Q: How can Canada use its regulatory and policy regime to promote Canada as a favorable environment for e–commerce?
A: By shutting down the Montreal spam/sweatshops and other parasitic services.

Digital Infrastructure

Q: What speeds and other service characteristics are needed by users (e.g., consumers, businesses, public sector bodies and communities) and how should Canada set goals for next generation networks?
A: By using Japan's stand speeds.

Q: What steps must be taken to meet these goals? Are the current regulatory and legislative frameworks conducive to incenting investment and competition? What are the appropriate roles of stakeholders in the public and private sectors?
A: By using wireless networks in BRICK mode: i.e.: open wireless traffic/ broadcasting.

Q: What steps should be taken to ensure there is sufficient radio spectrum available to support advanced infrastructure development?
A: Use it or lose it spectrum auctions.

Q: How best can we ensure that rural and remote communities are not left behind in terms of access to advanced networks and what are the priority areas for attention in these regions?
A: Copper.

Canada's Digital Content

Q: What does creating Canada's digital content advantage mean to you?
A: Cable broadcasts of PURELY canadian content

Q: What are the core elements in Canada's marketplace framework for digital media and content? What elements do you believe are necessary to encourage the creation of digital media and content in both official languages and to reflect our Aboriginal and ethnocultural communities?
A: Cable broadcasts of PURELY canadian content I don't care if webcasting junior hockey is all they have.

Q: How do you see digital content contributing to Canada's prosperity in the digital economy?
A: By watching innovators move south.

Q: What kinds of 'hard' and/or 'soft' infrastructure investments do you foresee in the future? What kinds of infrastructure will you need in the future to be successful at home and abroad?
A: Open nets, sanitized cable, freely available satellite reception

Q: How can stakeholders encourage investment, particularly early stage investment, in the development of innovative digital media and content?
A: By removing all corporate control.

Q: How can we ensure that all Canadians, including those with disabilities (learning, visual, auditory), will benefit from and participate in the Canadian digital economy?
A: Teach them Linux.

Building Digital Skills

Q: What do you see as the most critical challenges in skills development for a digital economy?
A: No AI deployment

Q: What is the best way to address these challenges?
A: Opening up data sources for exploitation

Q: What can we do to ensure that labor market entrants have digital skills?
A: Teach self–defense in gym.

Q: What is the best way to ensure the current workforce gets the continuous up–skilling required to remain competitive in the digital economy? Are different tactics required for SMEs versus large enterprises?
A: Advertise current apps.

Q: How will the digital economy impact the learning system in Canada? How we teach? How we learn?
A: Make netspeak a second language?

Q: What strategies could be employed to address the digital divide?
A: Open up markets to unlabeled phones.

Q: Do our current investments in R&D effectively lead to innovation, and the creation of new businesses, products and services? Would changes to existing programs better expand our innovation capacity?
A: Open up data sources.

Q: What is needed to innovate and grow the size of the ICT industry including the number of large ICT firms headquartered in Canada?
A: Open markets

Q: What would best position Canada as a destination of choice for venture capital and investments in global R&D and product mandates?
A: Freedom of speech, info, innovation (loose copyright laws), and free deployment

Q: What efforts are needed to address the talent needs in the coming years?
A: Demonstrating prospecting in data fields.


30 years late;


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