WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING?
Monday, August 13, 2007
I'm looking into technology roadmaps and found this document
at Industry Canada's web site.
The whole document is written in CAPITAL letters. This is a sample of its shouting glory:
0.1.3.2. DIGGING FOR GOLD - FINDING THE RESOURCES TO DRIVE DEVELOPMENT
THE GREATEST SOURCE OF LONG-TERM RESOURCES IS UNQUESTIONABLY THE PRIVATE SECTOR. WHILE GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR ANY PARTICULAR AREA CAN BE SUBJECT TO SHIFTING POLITICAL PRIORITIES, RESOURCES FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR DEPEND ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY ON BOTTOM-LINE RESULTS, AND SO, IN THAT SENSE, WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE FOR IDEAS THAT CAN DEMONSTRATE FUTURE PROFITABILITY. BETWEEN 15% AND 25% OF THE SUCCESSFUL PRIVATE SECTOR LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS PRESENTED ABOVE INVOLVED SOME TYPE OF CONTENT PROVIDER/RESOURCE PROVIDER PARTNERSHIP. THIS NEED NOT BE RESTRICTED, OR EVEN FOCUSED, ON SUCH AREAS OF LOW PALATABILITY TO MANY EDUCATORS AS VENTURE CAPITAL AND ASSET ACQUISITION. IN FACT, THE MODELS CHOSEN REFLECT THE HIGH POTENTIAL FOR SUCCESS IN JOINT VENTURES AND WORKING ALLIANCES.
It must be VERY IMPORTANT or it is a formatting mistake--although some of the headings are properly capitalized.
I don't mean to nit-pick, but I couldn't read further than the first sentence:
THE TASK OF DETERMINING A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY IS THUS DESCRIBES BY INDUSTRY CANADA:Ironic?