The Editor 

The governance ghetto

The Editor

I am in the final throes of my masters dissertation. With a week to go my fear is that I have bitten off more than I can chew – the history of Britain’s microcomputing boom of the 1980s, and specifically the government’s role in it, is an immense subject that 15,000 words can barely do justice to. Yet the messages that are emerging from my researches are simple ones: first, that the UK is imbued with an incredible entrepreneurial and creative spirit that can develop amazing things; and second, that over the years our government has demonstrated a horrible habit of getting in the way of it, even when it has had the best intentions.

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