Australia, the startup capital of brunch, surfing and Frontier Tech
Tristan Pollock

Nicely written piece. As someone recently transplanted from the beating heart of technology in the SF Bay Area to Australia, I see the abysmal internet speed as a real factor dragging down growth of the Australian tech scene — until that gets sorted out in much of the (inhabited) country, it will be really tough to compete with those places where connectivity is a given, both for attracting expats and for actually building things that need reliable high-throughput networks. I guess we’ll see what happens in the next few years with the proposed buildout of the NBN ;-)