[LINK] Broadband billions left hanging as wireless bites back
pargy at argystar.com
Fri Jan 22 11:08:42 AEDT 2010
Unless we start laying some blue cable with those pink batts, the NBN will
have limited utility for most households!
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[mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Tom Worthington
Sent: Friday, 22 January 2010 11:03
To: stephen at melbpc.org.au
Cc: link at anu.edu.au
Subject: Re: [LINK] Broadband billions left hanging as wireless bites back
stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> Tom writes "... put wireless on the end of the NBN ..."
> Another such extra might be an always-on cheap wireless-enabled netbook
The much rumoured Apple iSlate might be a good peripheral for the NBN.
Provide a sheet of stick on magnetic material for the back of the tablet
computer, so the householder can attach it to their fridge door, making
the much anticipated fridge computer
The fridge computer could be used by budget conscious parents to monitor
their children's use of power, when interfaced to the wireless household
smart meter and smart hot water system: "Jonnie: the fridge is telling
me you have the air-conditioning on in your bedroom again!" "Jessica:
you have been in that shower for fifteen minutes, I am pushing this
button to cut off the hot water!".
Tom Worthington FACS HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Lecturer, The Australian National University t: 02 61255694
Computer Science http://cs.anu.edu.au/people.php?StaffID=140274
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