The Digital Divide Grows Thanks to NBN Myopia

With the rollout of the NBN Satellite service underway it is perhaps unsurprising that the cracks in the system are starting to show, at least to  those of us who have not been blindsided by the spin provided by governments of both persuasions. The… more »

Digital Divide Part Two

In my last post on the NBN I got a few things wrong.  The $41 billion pricetag is not just for the satellite service. The satellite component is priced at $2 billion (or $3.5 billion if you include fixed wireless, or anything up to around $5 billion if… more »

Ideology Fuels the Digital Divide

I live in the bush.  Not out back of beyond, or beyond the black stump. I'm 20km from the nearest town, on a highway, and within 2km of the local telephone exchange.  Yet I'm in an internet backwater.  All because of ideology.  Let me explain. Australia… more »

Farewell Old Friend

Today is March 17, the day for the wearing of the green.  But today I'm in a more sombre mood as I've just had to say goodbye to a mate of almost 17 years.  He died today in the arms of my wife, after a melanoma in the mouth finally took away his… more »

Why your next DevOps should be an Australian

I often see job postings that allow remote workers, but only from Europe or North America.  This ignores a pool of talent that has advantages that you may not have thought of.  Australia is often seen as being in an "inconvenient" timezone, yet if you… more »

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