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Tomislav Kotnik
Founder of the Vidi e-novation
and the Vidi Web Top 100 contest
The Internet is our highway, and innovations are...

Knowledge is a value that cannot be taken away once you acquire it

I believe You all assume what the innovations would be in our little title allegory. But before we make clear what it is that goes down the virtual highways, try to imagine the following situation. You own a beautiful piece of land surrounded by rivers on two sides and by a railroad and a highway on the other two. You find Yourself in the middle of the communications network. Isn't that better than discovering oil on that same piece of land in exchange for all those roads, rails and rivers aroun You? The fact is that You are actually lonely on that piece of land. So what is the problem? All You have proves insufficient to make You happy. Because the things are not always what they seem...

All ships, trains and trucks won't even know that You are there working on Your land. There are two simple reasons for this. The first is that they have no reason to stop on Your land and take over the goods You produced. The other reason is the fact that You need to provide them with a port- an intersection of Your and their interest, of Your merchandise and the communication channel. But You don't have neither the intersection nor the idea how, where and when to create it. This is the reason why we came up with the Vidi e-novation award. The meeting point of the knowledge and ideas that cruise on the Internet and the world that awaits them eagerly. But what lead us to Vidi e-novation was the national web contest so that this year we have decided to join these two resources into a single stream.

This is just the beginning of something that will continue to grow each year. As a co-founder and the creator of this contest, I would like to convey the message that knowledge is the only value that cannot be taken away once we acquire it and that is why we should work hard to contribute to those innovations that will change the world. I would like to conclude by citing a thought to guide all future geniuses.

"Do what you believe in and believe in what you do. All else is the waste of energy and time."


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