Age article: people staying away in droves!
Tue, 11 Aug 1998 12:51:27 +1000
I have no idea where the research came from, could not find any details.
But this stuff is truly amazing - a bit like advertising that PCs are good
for you - I would have thought that with 666 ISPs out there and all this
TV advertising that the ISPs would actually say the right words to get people
to use their services. But what is most wierd is that the government thinks
people trust them with messages like this stuff - something our research has
never shown!!!! The effect could in fact be detrimental :-(
Then again, with a budget surplus and money to spend on advertising, I am
sure the government will find a suitably neutral person to deliver the
We are truly banana republic stuff.
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> New RMIT study out. Says Australia will miss out on the online revolution
> if the positives of the net aren't identified in a public ed campaign
> similar to decimal conversion and AIDS campaign.
> heh heh - the Minister puts his foot in it again...so much for being the
> representative for ecommerce
> at the end:
> A spokesman for the Communications Minister, Senator Alston,
> said the Government recognised community concerns
> about the
> Internet and for that reason was working towards
> Internet service providers
> Too bad the spokesman didn't get the point. The scare campaign is keeping
> people off, not the lack of filtering software which is just one more
> piece of techno-babble that busy parents would need to deal with. It's
> easier to stay out than to mess around with the supposed consequences of
> such a mean and nasty place if you believe the current government's
> priorities for 'regulation'.
> Jan Whitaker
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