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#1 reader

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:13 PM

From Bangkok Post

 

A digital talent shortage, fewer digital products and uncertain policies have put Thailand near the bottom of the digital nation index, says a Singapore-based advisory firm.

 

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http://www.bangkokpo...al-nation-index



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:56 PM

thanks God , Thailand has other advantages making us visit and do it often



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:20 PM

Human capital for malaysia is second just behind singapore. Hmmm, why i didnt feel like we deserve that ranking? Lol

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:02 PM

For what little any personal experience might be worth, from having worked with citizens of Malaysia for more than a decade, I do believe that you deserve a higher ranking than most other countries in the region. All my experiences have been great, exceeding my expectations. Singapore is even better, sure, but it also comes with a hefty price tag.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:07 AM

What a silly article!  Someone with little inspiration needed to write about something! "Digital nation index" sounds like a recent invention.  And Thailand is number 10 of what?  It takes some research to find that the author refers to 10th among the Asian-Pacific nations. And "digital nations" includes all nations.  People in all nations have fingers, all of them with 10 fingers each, which matches the etymology of "digital".  Not the amount of software created or used by the people there.  The author of this article must have been desperate to find something to criticize Thailand for!



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:00 PM

thanks God , Thailand has other advantages making us visit and do it often

 

Wholeheartedly agree! They're the reasons I travel half way around the globe as often as possible.

 

 

For what little any personal experience might be worth, from having worked with citizens of Malaysia for more than a decade, I do believe that you deserve a higher ranking than most other countries in the region. All my experiences have been great, exceeding my expectations. Singapore is even better, sure, but it also comes with a hefty price tag.

 

That mirrors my experience.  In my occasional trips to KL, I've always found English widely spoken and hotel and retail staffs professional. I believe the reason Thailand ranks low in "human capital" is a direct product of a failing primary and secondary public education system.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:24 PM

We do learn english as early as kindergarten and all the way to university even if we study in local universities, and other than the 2 national universities, most universities here also teach in english. Given that most jobs require at least passing the high school.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:22 PM

For what little any personal experience might be worth, from having worked with citizens of Malaysia for more than a decade, I do believe that you deserve a higher ranking than most other countries in the region. All my experiences have been great, exceeding my expectations. Singapore is even better, sure, but it also comes with a hefty price tag.

 

Is there any reason to give credibility to that dumb report?  How are Singaporeans more "digital"?  I have noticed a nearly equal amount of people glued to their smartphones in public places, which maybe makes them higher consumers of digital data but not smarter.  Wi-fi, GPS work as good in BKK as in SIN.  Singaporeans are better educated and more snobbish, again not fully correlated with digital.  The "digital" in their technology, infrastructure, surely comes primarily from the US.  Isn't it interesting that many outstanding persons don't use "digital" but relegate it to their subordinates? Take the Pope, or the most negatively outstanding Trump, they barely use computers.

 

From my perspective, the most digitally advanced people are concert pianists.  :)



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:25 PM

I have noticed a nearly equal amount of people glued to their smartphones in public places, which maybe makes them higher consumers of digital data but not smarter.  

not a bad idea to measure digitization by counting numbers of people glued to their phones. But really , what does it change to be first of 17th ?

 

One person more on the smartphone means one less reading paper or a book and even if one is watching porn  is still missing sight of all those beautiful bodies passing by.

 

I'm exaggerating a bit for a reason not to save like caveman but to point that while most changes brought by technology are great , not all of them are. Ubiquitous spying or ability to comes to mind first but there are plenty of more mundane things technology changed but not really for  a better.

 

Where I live they recently digitalized  public transport schedules ie. paper schedules on the bus stops disappeared instead we are asked to use an app to find when next bus is coming. Not a problem for pupils and students but what about their grandmothers heading to a doctor ? Sure one may say they should go  with the times and learn how to use it but what about those who can't afford having smartphone subscription ?. Did that change  improve bus frequency or punctuality ? No, just schedule become invisible to a many.






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