Lawrence Lessig with a brief comment on an op-ed in the WSJ:
From the op-ed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal by IBM chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano, "Let’s Spend on Broadband and the Power Grid":
We shouldn’t undertake projects simply for the sake of creating economic activity. Rather than just stimulate, we should transform.
The point could be made more strongly: If we’re lucky, we get the chance for this kind of transformation once a generation. It would be a scandal on the scale of the last 8 years to fritter it away.
Absolutely! It’s a pity that our Australian politicians are too afraid to spend on broadband infrastructure, despite their claims to the contrary.