The Null Device

Not really surprising: Ireland is set to become the third wealthiest country in Europe, and is about to overtake Germany. Not surprisingly, they're quite a bit ahead of the UK already, as the British government has its head up its arse in a lot of matters (witness the RIP bill, for one example, not to mention dropping the ball on telecom deregulation and e-commerce). I imagine a lot of this is due to Ireland not having the luxury of saying "we conquered half the world, we're a major world power, we can do as we bloody well please" and proceeding to cock things up. In any case, I suspect that a lot of companies based in the UK will be moving over to Ireland in future, and not just to evade the British government's surveillance laws (as some ISPs are). (via Leviathan)

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