The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Internet = Human Right, But In NZ?

Without the Internet everything (well, almost) I do for a living grinds to a halt. But more importantly a vast amount of what I do outside of work would also be impeded and I don't think I'm alone in this. On the latest Access Granted podcast I mentione the growth in importance of th Internet to all Kiwis as documented on the Wiki New Zealand site:

Clearning my Twitter favourites today I was lead to +Clare Curran's +New Zealand Labour Party post, "Why a spy-free internet should be a human right" which made me think that surely the rest of the hip cool political parties in New Zealand have something similar
So off I tootled, first the +Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand:

All good, and then the +Internet Party:
I like that they use +Google Drive and have the doc open for comments, have at it.

I didn't hold out much hope for the rest and so only tried +New Zealand National Party:

I haven't bothered with Act, NZ First, Conservatives or The Civilian as, excepting the final one, they are serious jokes. But it is good to see that it's a subject being raised and I am hopeful that New Zealand could follow in the footsteps of the UN, Costa Rica, France and a growing band of countries.


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