This morning Labour will be announcing it’s Digital Economic Upgrade (ICT policy). “Streamed live to the world” at 8am at the link above.
As a dedicated member of the programming fraternity and often aghast at the stupidity of the how the government treats the digital community, I want to hear this.
So I will live blog some of this as it goes through.
7:53 First get coffee.
7:59 Pity that Labour don’t allow us to embed this thing properly.
8:04 First problem. How do I watch this damn thing?
8:09 Clare Curran announced a few days ago that they’d be doing a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the government. That is a good idea because at present government sucks when it comes to having any strategies at all.
8:11 Started on link above.
8:14 Getting seasick. Buy a tripod!!!
8:18 Open source the government
8:19 Exporting the intellectual property. Currently about $7 billion exports. 3rd largest sector in NZ, and fastest growing. It also has jobs.
8:21 Questions.. TPP etc.
8:25 Just got sent this
ICT policy factsheet (pdf)
8:29 Usual strange questions for 8am in the morning. Reading the doc.
8:35 The fact sheet image
8:41 A lot of this is designed to
8:52 Finished. Labour – please please do not put that video up for watching. Rest of the document looks good.
I’ll come back to the rest of this announcement in comments. It looks like there is a separate announcement to be made on connectivity.