Mobile Providers Still Don’t Get It

Recently Vodafone CEO,┬áBill Morrow, made some fairly strong demands of the NBN to aid mobile operators after a McKell Institute report (Superfast Broadband: The future is in your hands) suggested allowing mobile operator access to NBN fixed wireless base stations. Firstly, I’ll address the report. While quite passionate, the report didn’t really cover technological limitations,…

There Is No Debate

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’ – Isaac Asimov Over the past decade we’ve seen scientific & social debates derailed by anti-intellectuals & denialists. From climate change to…

Last Drinks

I’ll say this is my last drink of the NBN fountain before the election. We have only days left, & the Coalition have relegated the National Broadband Network to a non-core promise, as exemplified by dropping it from all LNP literature. Over the past week there have been some ridiculous claims floating around from the…

Whyerless Is The Future

In my almost 20 years in IT I can’t count how many times I’ve heard the phrase “when X (wireless standard) becomes the norm we won’t need physical connections”. It was said of 2G (GPRS) that we wouldn’t need a home Internet connection if we had one of these devices, that didn’t eventuate. When 2.5G…