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  • Subject: Re: eForesee malta-ict: Scenarios for Malta in ICT
  • From: "Angele Giuliano"
  • Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 15:13:15 +0200

Hi to all!
Wow! This discussion is heating up fassst!
Here are my scenarios (the good, the bad
and the ugly):
1. Self-Sustaining ICT sector - (I mentioned this
in the last meeting as well) where the sector
of ICT will be able to exist on its own two
feet, get the investment it requires (something
more sustainable than the 1million techy
fund please!!), and use resources from our island
without the need to import brains from abroad.
I would classify this as a GOOD scenario!
2. Copy Cat ICT sector - where ideas are not new but
simply copied over from foreign counterparts and
redistributed. The Piracy industry would be in
its golden era and people would not appreciate
innovations... they would just stick labels saying
"Made in Malta" on any copied concept they use!
This would be BAD.
3. Dinosaur Maltese ICT (to carry on the Animal Farm
after Joe's elephants) - where local software
developers are registering as unemployed as there
is no more need for them. Microsoft has bought the
country and has changed Malta into Microsoftland.
Work is carried out in Seattle anyhow and only
tax consultants have some serious work to do. On
the bright side, we all have a free laptop and a
little chip grafted inside our skin (Intel inside)
which becomes flourescent in the dark and one can
easily discern "Microsoftland Serial number:
1234-ehwd certificate of authenticity!" :-)
Do I need to tell you that this would be UGLY??
Ciao!
Angele
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From: Nicolette Camilleri
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Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 2:41 PM
Subject: RE: eForesee malta-ict: Scenarios for Malta in ICT
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> Mike, I agree and I think we should be looking at 'possible' scenarios
> rather than the very postive not so realistic ones.
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> Nicky
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> This is often called the normative scenario, and is a standard technique.
> >A scenario may take an optimistic view or a pragmatic view of future
> >events. Examination of a "Do-Nothing" option may be considered as a
> >pragmatic scenario or something which lies between the two.
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> mike rogers
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