Last night’s webcast from MfE was not a triumph in technological consultation, but it does give us a glimpse into what is possible. Aside from the usual technical challenges, like all the panel appearing in smurf blue for the first 20 minutes and some viewers whinging because they chose a bandwidth far in excess of their provider’s ability to supply, the technological side of the event went fairly smoothly.
Colin James facilitated a fairly lacklustre panel who really just talked among themselves rather than engaging or interacting with their audience to any significant degree.
The IRC chatroom was dominated by folks that heard about the webcast from frogblog or the @NZGreens twitter. Rather than gloating, I am disappointed that MfE didn’t do a better job of promoting what could have been a huge leap forward.
There is still an opportunity to have your say by emailing the Minister before the end of the month. Details and his address can be found here.