Ahahaha! That’s like going to be so true if the Govt creates a “YouTube”…
Anyway, I think Dr Vivian meant any kind invention/creation that is worth that much money and not restricted to just video sites.
Well with most Singaporeans’ law-phobia. Any concepts of creative tend to hit the brick wall before any form of the concept has been created. To put it down more accurately, pple will tend to throw any concept out of the windows at the slightest sign of infringement on the law.
[…] Should we have our own Youtube? Mr Brown had done up a funny podcast on how it would be like if we had one. I believe it is likely to be true that we would have a “version” that is highly censored by our “anonymous heroes” aka big brothers aka men-in-white. […]
[…] Recently, James Seng lamented that Singapore is not ready for web 2.0. He listed out three important factors that impedes us from entering into that industry namely, no talent, market too small and no private VC funding. Of course, this is a highly debated topic, given that a lot of people are skeptical whether we can create another Skype or YouTube (You can listen to this Mr Brown’s podcast for his skeptism on the web 2.0 revolution in Singapore). Our resident contributor, Bjorn Lee, co-founder of Entrepreneur27 offer his own perspective towards the points raised in that article. […]
Very amusing, though I agree with Dickson that Dr Vivian probably mentioned Youtube as an example of the kind of innovation he hopes Singaporeans will display in future.
Not sure why examples of innovation are typically western. Let’s look at what Singapore has:-
1) Mahjong - we could do a global internet mahjong championships with the winners coming to SIngapore for a televised final playing real mahjong - maybe in time for the IR opening.
2) KTV - we could do a global song contest - contestants could put their videos on the website and surfers could vote on-line at each stage. Final in Singapore.
3) podcasts - mrbrown could ask for ideas from visitors to his site - submitters of original ideas used on the show to get a mrbrown tshirt etc.
4) governance - mrbrown could ASK people what THEY think would be useful for Singapore. It’s easy to slime, but not easy to be constructive.
5) etc, etc, etc.
… and just in case you are wondering (because of item 4), i am a foreigner working in the private sector
Hello My Very Funny Friends from Mr Brown Show, I always enjoyed your show n always look forward to listening to it!
But my enjoyment is hindered by the echo from the people speaking. May I please suggest that u reduce the echoes at your end?Thank u so much for entertaining me these years! I wish u all well-good health,welath n GOD Bless! william yeo