OPINION: Hi-tech industry needs an even national spread

Four recent items in the newspapers add up to a pattern - and overall, it doesn't spell good news for regeneration across the land. They're about technology and how it underpins the service industries that are the only kind of industries we've got, now that the world's manufacturing has all decamped to China. But they're also about the big, increasingly globalised, corporations that control that technology and the way that we use it.

by Sir Peter Hall, sir.peter.hall@haynet.com, professor of planning at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London

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