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.
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”.
Here is a recording of an interview I did with Charlie Brown for his “
Life and Technology” show, aired on Radio 2GB on Saturday 2nd August 2014.
(8 minutes) https://simonhackett.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/simonhackett_lifeandtech02aug14.wav
There is also short summary of the conversation
on the Cybershack web site.
I enjoyed the conversation with Charlie and I hope you find it interesting too.
Back on November 27th 2013, I found myself with a speaking role in a live performance event.
The event was called “
Cutaway – a Ceremony“, and it was held at the home of the Vitalstatistix Theatre Company in historic Port Adelaide.
The over-arching theme was about ‘being a good ancestor’ – in other words, it was about the process of considering how each of us can choose to find their own way to leave society a little better through their efforts.