Discusses working towards the future he saw in 1990.
“The first time I saw the Internet was in 1990 and what I had actually seen was what we now call Usenet. I was a technician, a programmer, a project leader type of person at the time and I saw this thing. One of the young programmers showed it to me and I just realised how amazingly cool that could be. I remember going home to my wife and saying that I had just seen the future. Pretty much from then on, I worked towards it. In 1993, the New Zealand Government advertised for a policy position. They wanted somebody who was an IT person, probably in the private sector, to come in and do policy for them on what they should do about the Internet. So I got that job and I became the New Zealand Government’s first specialist Internet policy advisor.”