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I spied a very interesting article in the NZH this morning.
This story looks at what's gone wrong with Fonterra and the most striking part of it was a reminder of "the knowledge wave" hype which the government of the day rolled out back at the turn of the century.
I was at the time, and have continued to be an enormous skeptic of this "knowledge wave" initiative.
Conferences were held around the country and my own 7am News service was showcased at the 1999 APEC leaders conference in Auckland as an example of how NZ was capable of boxing well above its weight in the "knowledge economy".
We were promised big things back then. We were told that the tyranny of distance which shackled our ability to be a competitive exporter to markets that were 10,000 miles away would soon be gone. Instead of shipping commodity products such as milk powder, logs and meat half way around the planet, our export focus would embrace intellectual property that could be delivered in the blink of an eye through this new interweb thingy.
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkrox when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
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