Monthly archive for August2014

Labour and Greens (2/3), Internet Party (1/3) and National (0/3)

This is the third article in a series comparing the present broadband revolution to the Industrial Revolution and exploring the lessons that, if applied today, would avoid repeating past mistakes. Those lessons have so far covered the need for regulations around anonymity in on-line publishing,…

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Scary

Last week I likened the present broadband revolution to the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th to early 19th century.  Each revolution has resulted in both positive and negative disruptions in our society. In the positive, the industrial revolution increased the average wealth of individuals….

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The mother of all technological revolutions

To paraphrase a saying attributed to philosopher George Santayana (1863 – 1952), those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past, are bound to repeat them. You may disagree with that sentiment but human history is riddled with examples that support it.  For example, the…

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The young, the politically disaffected and the marginalised voter

Is broadband Internet sufficiently important to our society to legitimise the conception of a new political party? In the presence of outdated thinking by the incumbent political parties, I for one believe so. High speed broadband is already making a significant impact in the areas…

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