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December 11, 2003Nothing to marvel at from the USA. There weren't even any protests as they had their say at the plenary session. Rumours were circulating the corridors of the media centre that John Marburger, George Bush's science and technical adviser, would be interrupted by campaigners. Many here are left disappointed by the lack of incident - even those in the room who continued talking during his speech.
The content was also characterized by lack of incident - by lack of key buzz phrases of this summit "digital divide" nor "digital solidarity fund" - on the lips of so many speakers at this summit. He said that investment in innovation must be a priority. I think others I have met here this week would argue that investment in the developing world should be higher up the list.
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