[LINK] Five most influential IT&T people in Australia?
Sun, 30 Sep 2001 17:58:00 +1000
> > Just to get things back on topic, I see the AFR's glossy magazine on
> > Friday (28 September 2001), has nominated Senator Kate Lundy as the
> > third of the five most influential IT&T people in Australia (and the
> > only politician listed):
> > 1 Roger Allen
> > 2 Ziggy Switkowski
> > 3 Kate Lundy
> > 4 Sue Vardon
> > 5 John Gwyther
> > Perhaps Senator Alson needs to issue a few less media releases? ;-)
>Does anyone else find it a bit strange that not one of these people would
>know a bit from a byte from a baud?
I was going to say "These are not IT&T people" They are merely people who
are employed to run a business or report to a larger body about the
business activities of business.
Reality is, if you asked them to explain what MD5 was, they'd look blank
and say "Is that a new British Intelligence Agency set up to find Osama bin
I find it incredible Ross Wheeler and Mark Russell aren't on the list.
Ross and Mark took on the ACA in an almost 18 month long Federal Court
battle of Telecommunications Legislation and won.
To top it off, after being ordered to Join the TIO Limited anyway, Mark
Russell ran for the council and won by a landslide 76 votes out of 85.
To me, Mark is probably the most influential with a political motivation
and Ross with his ever existing presence.
>I find it very sad that those who seem to be influential in the industry in
>which I work don't know the first thing about the fundamentals of the
That's why, after 5 years of having an international top 2000 rating, I
have removed myself from the commercial industry and divulged into the
world of hobby works :) I figure if I'm going to end up unpaid to do
things, I might as well do things I enjoy doing unpaid!
Even after 3 months of retirement, the enquiries by e-mail and phone
continue to roll in and some clients I can't palm off at all. They refuse
to go elsewhere. I guess at least it pays some of the bills :)
>Mind you there's a lot to be sad about these days.
Yep there sure is. The Film industry in Australia isn't an industry
either. We don't have local film makers. We just have people running
around making shorts that never see the light of day :(
Oh well, back to the endless shooting schedule database to try and
coordinate 400 people for a 4 week film shoot.
Thank goodness for MySQL, PErl, Apache, Linux and 15 years of IT&T
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