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  • Trinity
    January 11, 2012 - 15:00

    In response to David's rant, I can only say that, as the US consultant referred to in the article, the numbers currently being forecast for the ocean tech sector in Newfoundland are pretty accurate - and will likely turn out to be low when they are looked back upon somewhere down the road. The province has done a uniquely masterful job in identifying and nurturing this strategically important sector - and at a time when the market for this technology is expanding exponentially world-wide. It should be noted that the Newfoundland Ocean Tech Sector is now being looked upon internationally as a model for success in moving innovation from the marine research labs to the commercial marketplace. The many new industries that are spinning out of St. John's are beginning to rival competitors in such "home run" hitting countries as the US, the UK, Germany, Japan and China. Relax and enjoy the game David, there are many runs to be scored yet!

    • David
      January 13, 2012 - 17:21

      Ah, I see. My sunmmary of historical fact is a "rant", while vague, generalized, pie-in-the-sky projections, the staple of the mercenary consultant, these we must once again bet the farm on! Here's a 'rant' for you pal: Rutter Technologies.

  • David
    January 04, 2012 - 13:43

    It's always the same thing...in Newfoundland, no one is interested in solid, modest, feasible ideas...we only swing for the fence here, baby! Everything is either world-class, "Dubai-esque" pie-in-the-sky ideas, with amounts and figures pulled squarely out of one's arse. Its' as funny as Dr. Evil demanding his "biiillllion dollars!" And, off course, home run swinging means you strike out a lot----and so far for us, it's been every time at bat.