[clug] [OT] The Register is trying to crowfund $100-$250K for indep study on NBN

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Thu Jun 20 03:16:36 MDT 2013

I cancelled my RSS feed of The Register when they started spewing forth far too much Samsung love and Apple hate (about two years ago from memory). Have they changed recently, or are they still Fandroids?

If they can't practise some journalistic independence when writing about the technology that is important to them, how can you expect them to exercise any discipline with their "study"?


On 20 Jun 2013, at 14:08, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:

> [bail now if you don't care for the NBN and Politics]
> A lot of you on-list will have opinions about how the NBN should be
> built. If you're like me, you want to scream at the radio/TV when
> inane political comments about the NBN are made/reported by
> politicians and others on both sides.
> Here's a chance for us to collectively "put our money where our mouth is".
> A little study like this is unlikely to change the outcome of the next
> election, but it will help "keep the B's honest".  It won't stop the
> NBN-haters or fanboi's dukeing it out still all over the Internet.
> That fine sport will continue into the next decade.
> It will give voters some firm facts to push-back on _both_ political
> parties. If politicians see an issue turn against them in polls, they
> will respond unless they're ideologically bound to it.
> <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/19/iregi_to_australia_heres_your_chance_to_find_nbn_answers/>
> <http://www.pozible.com/project/26539>
> Questions:
> * What broadband service does Australia and comparable nations require
> in the future?
> * What broadband connection technology provides the longest likely
> working life and lowest operational cost to meet the demand identified
> in question one?
> * What will entrepreneurs in business and government do with the NBN?
> Rephrased on 'Pozible' site as:
> We want to address that with an independent study to answer three big
> NBN questions:
> * What do we REALLY NEED?
> * What's the BEST TECHNOLOGY to build with?
> * What happens AFTER we build the NBN?
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