Looking back over copper networks – now finished if Telstra and NBN heads of agreement goes ahead as planned. Telstra has done a deal with National Broadband Network Co (or a heads of agreement which is not quite the same thing).But one thing that is clear, or was, after a bit of a Twitter discussion: that copper is no more. The thingie that ran our phone networks for hundreds of years (ok, last century) is being put out to pasture, retired, taken out.
Time Magazine features us this week. Yay? The ACMA “blacklist”, as it became known, was promptly posted online, becoming a handy compendium of internet depravity in one convenient package — courtesy of the Australian government. Am I the only one that thinks TIME mixed up the messages – the blacklist (not the filter) has been […]
*pats on head* so cute, with their little anxious yet eager faces. Will anyone talk to them? Will they make new friends? Will they make an ass of themselves? Anyway some tips – you might want to do these step by step. I wrote them that way: What is Twitter: Twitter is a place for […]
Social Network Telecommunications view presentation (tags: open-mesh fon telecommunications to) Whew, I just got home from presenting on Social Network Telecommunications – the Consumer as ISP at Broadband Australia 2008 conference. Anyway, I thought I’d take you through the slides (above), which develop further my other open mesh blog posts. The First Bit (up to […]
… or, are blogs dying/dead?Click for readable diagram: Any content site that is pre-prepared content, single channel, little crossover, lecture style etc. The problem with blogs is they aren’t collaborative. Yes of course it’s possible to have a conversation. People can leave comments on your blog – the Dine In version. Or they can comment […]
Hmmm: Grant to strengthen consumer voice in telecommunications The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today announced funding to assist in the establishment of a new telecommunications consumer peak body. “The Government wants to give consumers a more powerful and effective voice in the development of telecommunications policy,” Senator Conroy […]
There are now three peer to peer or social lending banks in Australia, as far as I can determine. Well Fosik hasn’t launched yet… but it’s the latest one I have found:Here is a chart:Sorry it’s unreadable, it’s the same on their site… 🙁 So instead of asking your bank manager for a loan, ask […]
Funny, every time I see this ‘exclusive BB offer’ now… … I think “walled garden“. When did Exclusive Offer equal Wrong Move ? Why do I have to change to a 3 sim card/package to watch BB, why can’t I watch it anywhere, anytime, on any device? Let’s start up a “Free Big Brother” community… […]