Government still in the dark when it comes to technology
The departure of the Web Summit for Lisbon is typical of how little our Government and establishment understand modern technology.
Technology is the buzzword on every politician's and economist's lips but deep down there is no appreciation whatsoever of the extent to which computerisation has transformed economic reality in the last two decades or so.
The digital age is entirely different to anything that happened in the world before. The basic rules of production and growth and work which existed since the dawn of history have been ripped out by the roots.