09 Oct 2012
The Sydney Morning Herald
Authored by Alec Lynch, DesignCrowd co-founder & CEO
In recent weeks Australian politicians have been bickering about the mining boom. “It's over, it's half-over, it ended last week (China put the kibosh on it).” Who knows? The only thing that is certain is that one day it will end. It's time Australia started planning for its future. It's time to start planning our next boom and, in my opinion, it's time to create a technology boom.
Technology, without doubt, is where Australia should place its next bet. While the mining boom splutters and fracks Australia up, technology is gaining momentum. Aussie geeks from Sydney to San Franscisco are cooking up world-changing start-ups and Australia is experiencing a mini tech-boom.
Young Australians do not want to make their fortune by drilling the ground, selling minerals to China and taxing fat-cat mining magnates. Young Australians want to make their own fortunes and the best way for them to do this is through entrepreneurship and technology.
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