IT – NZ Untapped
Columnist for leading US IT Industry zine InfoWorld raves after visiting NZ, “New Zealand is a marvelous country populated with some of the most talented people in computing. Part of the irrational exuberance [of the dot com bubble] was expressed by tossing dollars at problems that should have been solved with less money and more intelligence. This is where New Zealand and countries like it have an advantage over the United States. They can’t afford to throw money at problems, so they think the problems through and solve them in the most cost-effective manner … New Zealand remains at the bleeding edge of network computing.” As Lord Rutherford remarked: “We don’t have the money, so we have to think”.