Thursday, March 11, 2010

White Heat

At the Labour Party conference in 1963 Harold Wilson famously declared that a New Britain would be ‘forged in the white heat of (the scientific and technological) revolution’. Three years later a government department was established that would not only be instrumental in the realisation of this goal, the Ministry of Technology, but in the words of its first Minister Tony Benn, would provide Britain with the role she was searching for since the demise of the Empire. The Wilson government not only asserted that technology was the key to the modernisation of British industry and if you take Benn’s view foreign relations, it believed that the country was living through a ‘scientific age’ that would fundamentally transform it.

Well that worked then.

Labour set a target of universal access of 2Mbps by 2012. The Tories promise 50 times that ........ zzzzzzzzzz - Conservative Technology Manifesto launched Thursday, March 11 2010.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

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