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Subject: RE: UKNM: Wimps?
From: Lee Rickler
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 18:36:20 GMT

>> Are we going to just lie down and take it? Do we suffer from a
>> fundamental lack of ambition this side of the water?
>Are we still worrying about being a "Great" nation, when we could be
>concentrating on being a really *good* medium-sized partner within a
>trading block?
>In some respects, isn't it good news that these significant international
>brands should chose us (the UK) as their portal (sorry) to the EU? If we
>acknowledge that we are never going to have the investment or development
>opportunities available in the US, should we not be proud that we have
>produced jewels which are attractive enough to be bought by significant

After all .... this web rubbish was invented by a brit.
All the best ideas DO come from here ... we just never get the cash or the
incentive to develop it here.

TBL had to go abroad to continue his projects.

[Sam says: TBL = Tim Berners-Lee for ignoramuses like me!]

Just imagine if he'd stayed in the UK, he would have spent yonks developing
it, just for the yanks to cash it in and claim it as theirs.

Sod it .... anyone got any openings in California ?!


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