Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Digital Britain

The Government has today published a plan to secure Britain’s place at the forefront of the global digital economy. The interim report contains more than 20 recommendations, including specific proposals on:

  • next generation networks

  • universal access to broadband

  • the creation of a second public service provider of scale

  • the modernisation of wireless radio spectrum holdings

  • a digital future for radio

  • a new deal for digital content rights

  • enhancing the digital delivery of public services

This promise of broadband for all links neatly with another alert I received today from BECTa, who have just launched an emerging technologies website - choc full of news , research and analysis. One page link refers to IBM redesigning the web browser to enable real time collaboration. The Project is code named 'Blue Spruce' . The vision is inspiring - using real time video, audio, screen sharing, etc. Looks impresssive.

This sounds very similar to a well establish collaborative web browser called flock - which has never really taken off - until now? Looks like the humble wiki as a collaborative tool already looks dated?

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