[LINK] Yearly Predictions

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Dec 7 12:32:04 AEDT 2006

>At 11:27 +1100 7/12/06, Stewart Fist wrote: ...

All of which reminds us how much better off we'd be if we had a 
'national infrastructure' approach to wireless as well as wired comms.

That would see planned, managed and metricated pilots of various 
technologies, a learning process, and some rationality in choices and 

Instead the hands-off, blind-belief-in-the-invisible-hand philosophy 
results in 'the devil take the foremost and the hindmost, and may the 
second movers win and create a wasteful set of duplicated and 
incompatible infrastructures'.

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