March 30, 2006


US regains top ranking for technology (Frances Williams, March 28 2006, Financial Times)

The US has regained top position in the 2005 information technology rankings compiled by the World Economic Forum after slipping to fifth place in 2004.

Releasing its latest Global Information Technology Report, Geneva-based WEF said the US lead reflected its excellent physical infrastructure, a supportive market environment and high levels of business and government usage of the latest technologies.

Singapore, first in 2004, came second and Denmark third. Four Nordic countries – the others being Iceland, Finland and Sweden – are in the top 10 alongside Canada, Taiwan and Switzerland.

The UK, in 10th place, is the top-ranked of the European Union’s large economies, followed some way behind by Germany (17), France (22) and Italy (42).

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 30, 2006 1:45 PM

Technology plus size gives you world government.

Singapore is not about to build carrier battle groups, amphibious task forces and ballistic missile submarines.

Redefine sovereignty with that one.

Posted by: Lou Gots at March 30, 2006 2:27 PM

I thought it was technology plus couch gives you size.

Posted by: David Cohen at March 30, 2006 3:10 PM

We have those couches.

Posted by: Chris Durnell at March 30, 2006 4:49 PM

All your couch is belong to us.

Posted by: jim hamlen at March 30, 2006 7:34 PM

Thats all very nice but we still have to reform education.

Posted by: exclab at March 30, 2006 9:51 PM

If by reform you mean get the State completely out of it, yes.

Posted by: Pepys at March 30, 2006 11:06 PM


Posted by: erp at March 31, 2006 8:46 AM

This can't be right. I just read a Tom Friedman colum that said we were screwed in this area.

Posted by: Bob at March 31, 2006 10:44 AM