In October this year I had the pleasure of having an in depth conversation about how the new energy grid and the new Internet grid is starting to evolve – and about the interesting similarities and overlaps that are evolving between the two.
A key thrust of the conversation related to the way that scalable energy storage is the transformative physical component driving changes in how the energy grids of the world will work in the future.
That conversation was undertaken between myself and Larry Smarr.
Larry was the perfect partner for this conversation. He is someone I have had the pleasure to have known in various contexts for some years now, and (as you will see in the video), we share some similar views on the topics concerned. I had a great time riffing with him on these topics.
The video of this conversation is available for your viewing pleasure here.
It is a 15 minute video that was excerpted from a half hour session at the Future In Review conference held in Park City, Utah in October 2015.
The Future In Review conference is pretty amazing – I’ve been a part of it for many years. This year I was (of course) wearing my Redflow hat loudly and proudly at the event 🙂
There are a lot of bogus memes – false statements claimed to be statements of truth – that are doing the rounds about the Australian National Broadband Network.
In addition, as this classic xdcd cartoon says, it is always the case that… Someone Is WRONG On The Internet.
This post is about one particular bogus meme that I have noted in respect of the NBN. Continue reading
On 4th September 2014 I delivered a talk at the AusNOG 2014 technology conference in Sydney about the NBN called “Rebooting the NBN: (Personal) Reflections on the journey thus far”.
I had a nice chat with Garry Barker for an RMIT University Podcast series called “Talking Technology”. We talked (yes, again 🙂 ) about my favourite hot-button items – startups, innovation and investment cycles and electric cars.
The release date for the podcast is 14 August 2014, and here it is:
This post just points out a couple of places on the Interwebs where I’ve discussed the journey around starting, growing, and ultimately selling Internode.
If you’re interested in this sort of thing, just read on for the location of those things. Continue reading
Well, here’s a bit of a blast from the past.
I came across a couple of recordings of short TV programs aired back in 2002 about Agile and Internode.
The first one is about the Agile ‘Coorong Project’ – commissioned in 2001 and still working to this day…
The second one is about Internode, again aired in 2002. There are a lot of long term, wonderful Internodians in this video. Many of us had significantly more hair.
Its amazing to me to see the old monitors – the old huge monitors – and to be reminded how much desk space those things took up.
We had already come such a long way in 2002, from humble beginnings in 1991.
The building this was filmed in was our York St, Adelaide, office, a small laneway in Adelaide’s ‘East End’. That building no longer exists – it was knocked down in favour of residential apartments many years back.
My tastes in sports cars have evolved substantially since then too – that old Ferrari 308 has long since been superseded by a Tesla Roadster 🙂
On 17th July 2013 I delivered a talk at the CommsDay Wholesale and Data Centre Summit in Sydney about the NBN called “The Ideal Wholesale NBN Market”.
I’ve just come across a video clip released today that de-mystifies the current NBN policy alternatives in less than 3 minutes.
Thought you might enjoy it as much as I did 🙂
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?
When I was in the USA a few months ago, I watched some episodes of a ‘reality’ (and I use the term loosely) show on A&E called ‘Storage Wars’. People’s abandoned storage lockers auctioned off and explored, to find ‘the treasures within’ (and in the case of the TV show, to try to make money out of selling them).
I’m one of those people who likes to keep (or: finds it hard to throw away…) old computers and computer related bits and pieces. Watching ‘Storage Wars’ was the catalyst for me to arrange to empty the contents of my own storage facility in Adelaide, into which I’ve put various old computers and related bits and pieces accumulated over the last two decades of starting and growing Internode.