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I believe this is the same question as the previous;
It is difficult to ensure that a particular region becomes the primary benefactor of technological innovation, it is easier to ensure that innovation is not stifled.
When looking at the IBM PC it seems clear to me that the success of the PC vs Apple was due to the open architecture of the hardware. Apple had(s) a much stronger OS, a more devoted following, and a longer history. When IBM opened the architecture, everyone started making PCs, and the market exploded.
In a closed environment one entity makes a little money. In an open environment everyone makes a lot of money.
The key then, is to ensure that the Internet remains free, uncensored, and neutral, and to ensure through strengthened antitrust laws, that no one entity gains too much control.
1. Sound economic management of the sort that we have been sorely lacking is needed. As we hurtled toward a recession we had a government in denial of reality.
2. a digital infrastructure putting high-speed and high-tech tools into the hands of all Canadian through public institutions like libraries, schools, universities, and so forth.
3. A strong and publicly funded broadcaster in multiple formats - radio, tv, and online with sufficient support on a continuing basis that it can play a pre-eminent role in explaining Canada to Canadians, Canadians to Canadians and Canada to the world.
3. R&D funding to make sure that new technologies are explored by Canadian scientists and cultural workers.