Late last year just before launching the Silicon Paddock platform myself and some of the team here at Silicon Paddock were in a meeting with some advisors for various departments of the NSW Government. We were discussing topics like the digital economy, the skills gap and of course citing examples of where technology has played a part solving problems in parts of regional Australia.
One of the advisors (a self-confessed politics geek) said that she had watched all of Malcolm Turnbull’s press appearances that he engaged in during his recent election campaign and that he had referred to a story about an Avocado Farmer in north Queensland quite a bit throughout the campaign – particularly when trying to emphasise the importance of technology and innovation for Australia’s future.
As always, myself and the team here are always trying to come up with different ways to tell the stories we tell and as it happened at the back end of the year we held an event focused on the internet of things (IOT). I opened the event by telling the same story that the Prime Minister had been telling … but decided to throw in a nod to the greatest storyteller of our time, Noni Hazelhurst for good measure.
An Original Silicon Paddock Creative. Written by: Mat Beeche Illustrated by: Ghada Sleiman
Should we keep this going? Maybe a series of kids books for adults that are tech-challenged? Send your ideas for topics to explore to firstname.lastname@example.org