Is Penang Daring and Techy Enough for the Digital Age?

By Timothy Choy

June 2019 COVER STORY
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Digital technology is redefining the way we live. It used to be that businesses took years to establish a global footprint; today, such a presence can be achieved quickly using e-commerce platforms. High-performance computing and blockchain technology are challenging the notion of traditional professional jobs. Procedures are fast being revamped; productivity boosted. The “take-a-number-and-wait” procedure can now be done remotely through web applications.These are just the tip of the iceberg.Many thought leaders have made the case that no one domain will be excluded from the effects of...

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Timothy Choy

is an economic analyst at Penang Institute. He reminisces the good old days when McD sold popcorn.