Our Information State Highway

February 19, 2008

We have some friends from the UK staying with us at the moment, so I’m in the habit of making excuses for our infrastructure.

To anybody who has driven on the motorways overseas what we call “State Highway 1” is a bit of a joke.

Seriously … one winding lane each way with no median barrier?

And where are all of the cars?

Likewise, what we call broadband really isn’t.

The international speakers who were here for Webstock last week were too polite to complain about it in front of us, but you can tell what they really thought by reading their twitters.

How embarrassing.

Full credit to Jeremy Wells from one of his ‘Unauthorised History of New Zealand’ episodes for the title of this post.