Comment Neelie (Kroes)

Making speeches talk

Comment Neelie
[...] Tomorrow is a birthday: had he lived, the mathematician and computing pioneer Alan Turing would have turned one hundred. Back in 1952, talking about the future of computers, he said: "We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done."
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Chris Conder
I think Alan would turn in his grave if he could see what was happening, with countries being held to ransom by an obsolete business model depriving many citizens a fit for purpose connection in order to protect its assets. He would love some of the funky stuff the kids are doing, and would probably invent a machine that delivered statistics to policy makers, as that is the only info they seem to understand. They aren't listening to the people, who don't make a song and dance about lack of access, they just remain analogue. If we want to win this war, we have to fight the battles, in any way we can, and we have to provide the infrastructure to everyone, properly. Do it once, and do it right. Start at the hardest to reach places, build altnets, and let the market fight it out. Competition coming in as a rearguard attack, the telcos will soon mobilise and get their own fibre in. Bring it on. Today is his birthday. Happy birthday Alan.
Chris Conder, 23/06/2012 19:38