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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Leadbetter: Backward-looking through a glass with Carter

Charles Leadbetter summarises Carter rather well: "There is nothing in the Carter report about how Britain will create the next Google or Youtube, where the money, entrepreneurship and markets will come from...If we are not careful the Digital Revolution will become a manifesto to protect incumbents rather than promote competition and innovation. Reading Digital Britain one cannot help but feel the government finds the opportunities for people to self-organise through the web all too unsettling for its more technocratic, controlling tendencies."
Hmmm, old-fashioned oligopoly you say?
Well, if you like looking forwards, look at the CIPPIC report on net neutrality, excellent work on how protecting old telecoms and media can ruin competitiveness and free speech.

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