Comment Neelie (Kroes)

Making speeches talk

Comment Neelie
excerpt from: The data gold rush
[...] But let me be clear. Public money is not free money. Before you can unlock it you need a very clear plan, showing how any public investment will work, how it connects to the activities around it, and how it will pay off.
Chris Conder
Public money never gets to real grassroots initiatives. It goes to those who can write clever plans. Not to the people who put those plans into action. You only have to look at so called 'digital britain' to see the massive waste of money patching up an old phone network, while countless altnets with innovative solutions aren't clever enough to write the bs to get through funding proposals. The telcos have 'clever plans' down to a fine art, and are pulling the wool over the eyes of the politicians.
Chris Conder, 23/03/2014 16:04