CommsDay Sydney 2013 Summit: The Problem With FTTN

Today I delivered a talk at the CommsDay Sydney 2013 Summit about National Broadband Network policy.

Given that the major federal political parties have clearly explained policies about the NBN heading into the September 2013 election, there’s no real mystery there.

In a likely future Coalition government cycle, what will the landscape look like three years after that? What challenges may an FTTN-based approach have presented by then?

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Why ‘Sharing’ a Dropbox folder doesn’t always work – and how to fix it

Dropbox ( is an amazingly useful product. I use it a lot, and I rely on it a lot.

But I had a real problem with it – sharing a folder with a new work group lately just wouldn’t work. We couldn’t figure out why. Nothing looked wrong, but updates to the original files we’d shared around never appeared. Continue reading