Parliment House Webcasting - limited access through proprieta ry formats

Antti.Roppola at Antti.Roppola at
Tue Feb 19 16:58:32 EST 2002

Alex Satrapa wrote:

> Thankyou for taking the time to point out that they are forcing people 
> to choose a particular operating system for the purpose of viewing the 
> parliamentary webcasts.

Every website looks like a webcast when you only have streaming media?

Far more useful would be a grep-able Hansard. It's currently as
downloadable PDFs, but imagine a properly set up search facility
that would let you grep out things said by a particular speaker
on a particular day mentioning particular words.

Set up your own agent to email you whenever subject of interest
are brought up, write a Perl script to send a missive to the
offending minister using text trawled from Google. ;-)

Even render a PDF on the fly if you really, really want one.

Webcasts (in any format) are only good for raising Telstra's revenue.

Antti (IMHO)

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