Martha Lane Fox: The Good, The Bad and The Internet.
25 years of the internet, so how’s it going? Martha takes us on a roller coaster tour of the internet, from the ‘glory’ days of dial up, the boom of Lastminute.com to the lows of two crashes – first the stock market, then a car crash that left her in hospital for two years changing her perspective on life and seeing the internet not as a fuel for economic growth but as something much more personal to survive.
She shares her experiences as UK’s digital champion, explaining the importance of getting people online – as well as the lack of Government support, with more ‘sexy stuff’ on the agenda. She reflects on 25 years feeling ‘muted’ with where the internet has ended up – the same old power players, lack of female representation and a complete lack of privacy where personal data really isn’t personal at all.