[LINK] World's biggest luddite strikes again!
Wed, 24 Oct 2001 21:21:27 +1000 (EST)
On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
> OK, so the cognoscenti likes broadband. Fine. The media likes it as a
> Pavlovian response - we're conditioned to hyperventilate anytime someone
> says "faster". Vendors like it for the obvious reason.
> But if it's a dead duck in the market, I don't see why Alston's statements
> about it are ludditism. Hell, there are much better reasons to call him
Having worked in a BB company, I think I can say that Alston was far off
Broadband is something that is perhaps a little early - come before it's time.
We were working on some projects that had they been allowed to come to
fruition, would've been genuine revenue makers and "killer apps".
Of course commercial confidence means I cannot really divulge what these
projects were ;) I will say that although they were not entirely
original, broadband would've been an unbeatable medium for the delivery
of the products and services we had in mind.
Anyone got a spare $50 million that they want to lend me or would they
like to hire our still enthusiastic team?????? I'm serious!
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
"People don't say sorry in this country" - Max Connors (Seachange)