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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Martha Lane Fox: tech champion who wants us all to embrace the net

She rose to fame in the dotcom boom. But now, as she prepares to give this year’s Dimbleby lecture, she is set on persuading us that the web is as much about citizenship as shopping

These days, it’s a rare week that passes without the publication of some or other report warning of the dangers of the internet: whether it be the threat of terrorism, government surveillance or the mind-altering menace of online addiction. But Martha Lane Fox or, as she’s known in SW1, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho (hyphens are strictly enforced at the House of Lords) has a very different message to convey.

Tomorrow evening on BBC1 she gives the Richard Dimbleby Lecture in which she will argue that more people should be using the internet more often. For several years now the co-founder of the karaoke chain Lucky Voice has been singing the same song.

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