Today, more than ever, technology touches every aspect of our lives. That isn’t going to change.
And yet New Zealand no longer supports a viable, vibrant technology press. I want to change that.
There’s no time to lose.
The New Zealand government has embarked on huge infrastructure projects to support a national fibre network to urban New Zealand and upgrade rural broadband.
Fibre is going to change our lives and transform our economy. It means new ways of doing education, health, government and business.
Meanwhile home grown technology exporters are pushing on to the world stage and our telecommunications sector is adjusting to a new, highly competitive market.
And on the world stage a revolution is underway as PCs give way to tablets and smartphones, while everything is connected by clouds.
It’s an exciting time to be a technology journalist. It’ll be great for readers too.
I hope you’ll join me on the journey. We’re going to see things that make us breathless.
Come on, let’s get started….
Bill Bennett, Auckland, July 2013