Yeah right – there may not be enough reason to create something like this in ten minutes . . .
What kind of thinking is that?
Forgive me, but I’m already tired of hearing how these new technologies and nifty software 3-D rendering things have no purpose and offer nothing worthy of the time to learn how to use them. Enough already. People have to know that is not true when they are saying it. I would think it is just a New York thing for people who aren’t from here – but after speaking with the Richmond County Bar Association today to be told there is no Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York City nor serving Staten Island – I’m thinking that maybe something is significantly wrong with some of the ways people think about where they are here.
Not only did the Borough President’s office helpline staff and the security guards at the courthouse not know there is a a New York State Small Business Solutions office half a block away from them across the street – but to read the things on Mayor Bloomberg’s site – that can’t possibly happen. Like this is a world-class top of the state of technology class USA space across any and all of the five boroughs. Well, I guess they left out all but two of them and I’m not sure which two.
Maybe, I’ll just look around a little more – but it is very disconcerting.
And, on top of that – finding out that the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation doesn’t need to talk to anyone from the public about what they do, what incentives are offered through them from the state and industry councils – well . . . (and not even for those trying to start a business here . . . not even if its a new technology incubator or in fact, anything else.) I’m guessing that some of these things make more sense in some other context – I just don’t know what it is quite yet. Maybe its like in Atlanta when Yankees come there and they tell em to go to wherever – its on Peachtree without telling anyone there are 1500 Peachtree Streets, Roads, Avenues, Places, Blvds, etc. ad nauseum. Or sending people to a job interview by telling them to take I-285 till it comes to an end and hang a right (its a circle and takes about four hours to discover that, once on it.)
I hate to think of the possibilities of the truth, if that is not the case. Could it be possible that the people working in the center of Staten Island’s local government complex have no real idea of what’s down the street, across the street or around Staten Island for creating new businesses, innovating products or marketing them? Is it really possible that people living and working here have no real use for that or for things to do that or for starting anything that incorporates those things into it? Do they really not want to play and explore, learn and develop their own and their community’s technological skills and resources? Is that going to work for them any length of time in the near future? Really?
I hope they’re just funning me . . .
That would feel so much better than the other possibilities.