[clug] Light entertainment for this morning (NBN)

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Fri Apr 10 00:48:04 GMT 2009

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Craig Small wrote:
| On Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 10:09:19AM +1000, Stephen wrote:
|> it was a $4.7 billion figure at the election). It should be being dealt
|> with a private collection of companies, because when they privatise it,
|> we all know that whoever owns it is just going to be a new Telstra :/
| If they stuff it up as amazingly as the last government, you're right
| and we will have another Telstra.
| If they do what they have been saying and this thing becomes a
| wholesale-only company (like pretty much every industry expert said
| Telstra, or parts of it, should of been way back when they were selling it
| off) then a lot of the problems we have now won't repeat themselves.

~From what I've seen they're essentially going to put in the new
infrastructure, and then split off Telstra's wholesale business outright and
merge it into the new company.  Rudd's basically said this is what the Howard
government resisted doing for decades and should have been done back when it
could have been easily dealt with before the sale.

|>> The man is a professional troll (I can't believe he's really that ignorant
|>> and stupid - he must be doing it for the page views/letters to the editor)
| I agree, noone could be that stupid. A professional troll sums up Piers
| nicely.

Having met a similar troll on the MIS Australia website (article linked from
Whirlpool) and exchanged three emails with the author, where he went from
normal to patronising to insulting without ever seeing any point of view but
his own, I think there's a small fringe of hard right(?) wing of commentators
who are just stuck in that mindset.  They're so used to telling other people
how it is that the voices in their head now overrule the rest of reality.

This is why I think it's important to keep blogging, writing to MPs, and
talking to friends and colleagues about the situation, because we can't let
these people dictate the direction of the conversation.

Have fun,

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