As Estonia’s largest tech conference Latitude59 approaches, we have entered something known as the ‘sauna state of mind’, opening up about taboo subjects and uncovering the naked truths about startups, tech, investing and doing business in Estonia.
It’s the truth that Estonia had few resources at the dawn of re-independence when we faced the daunting task of rebuilding our infrastructure almost from scratch.
It’s often repeated though that we became a digital society for this very reason. We just couldn’t afford to invest in the kind of legacy infrastructure used by other countries at the time of its re-independence.
This interpretation misses the point.
Estonia definitely saved a lot of money by investing in digital, but the primary reason that we became a digital society is because it also offers us greater benefits. It’s not just cheaper. It’s better.
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