2009 “a good year to change the world”

Continuing in the theme of reasons to be cheerful in 2009, I’d agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment of School of Everything‘s Paul Miller, interviewed on the Guardian’s PDA blog:

The UK is a good place to be if you’re doing this kind of thing. There are plenty of socially motivated investors in the UK from UnLtd to Nesta, 4iP to the Young Foundation, backing early stage entrepreneurs and projects based on how much social benefit they could create rather than on whether they can sell them to a big tech firm in two years’ time.

“So the outlook for 2009 if you’re trying to change the world is pretty good. If you’re trying to get people to throw virtual sheep at each other, it’s going to be a lot tougher than 2008.”