[LINK] NBN white-elephant-to-be: better spend the $$$ on other things

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Aug 19 19:22:09 AEST 2010

Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 06:48 PM 19/08/2010, Birch, Jim you wrote:
>> Are you in a parallel universe?  Guess what, this same astonishingly
>> fiddly stuff is being done everywhere right now, indoors and out.  A
>> decade or so ago it was done by expensive specialists; now you can get
>> the kit and do it as well as anyone else with a few hours training.
> Heck, I even spliced fibre back in the 80s during a demonstration. 
> It's not that hard.

Having crimped ethernet cables. Based on the displays at 
CEBIT earlier
this year, the crimping of fibre appeared to be a bit more 

I think there was probably a reason we went with ethernet 
and fibre
was renegated to lamps.

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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