The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports.Ok, everybody take a Valium. This year’s Speech from the Throne turned out not to be the death knell for technology that so many had feared. Then again, considering the content of the speech, better advice would be to take an amphetamine.  Prior to the speech being delivered, news reports speculated that the broadband initiative and Government Online program would be tossed in the trashbin. Neither came to pass. But nothing much of substance was added. "The fuel of the new economy is knowledge," one of the more fatuous sentences of the text read. After patting itself on the back for its investments in high tech for schools, the government pledged to build on these outlays. "It will continue to work with small- and medium-sized enterprises in the development and application of new technologies in traditional and emerging sectors," the speech offered. But nowhere was any meat added to this thin broth of promises. Will a true broadband initiative be allowed to roll out or will we continue to be subjected to photo ops and vows of greater involvement in the high-tech sector? Will Canada continue its work in Government Online or will it fall behind the efforts of the Scandinavian countries and several American states in this field? The buzz around Ottawa was that the Prime Minister wants to leave a legacy before he retires and that this document was the beginning of that effort. Referring to the term’s technological connotations, Newton’s Telecom Dictionary notes, "The use of the word ‘legacy’ suggests that you’ve inherited all this stuff from previous generations of obsolete management." No disagreement there. Before the speech was delivered, some opposition MPs lamented the fact that it was being presented a few days before the Queen arrived in Canada. Not allowing her to read the remarks was a terrible insult to the sovereign, they maintained. We figure Her Majesty is thanking her lucky stars. This was one throne speech that will be soon forgotten.