[LINK] Quotable quote of the Week.... Was From the Acropolis to the E-City

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Fri Jul 9 12:46:37 AEST 2010

Thank-you Marghanita, 
Thought that was quite droll....

"I am surprised there was no reference to centennial park."

My guess is that they omitted the violin music as well.

I will say one thing about Springfield. They have the best kick-ass
Internet Exchange/meet-me that I have seen - almost globally......

And as a matter of fact, the Fibre was placed in the ground by the
contractor during the development of the streets.
I wonder how Telstra got their mitts on it ? 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au 
> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of 
> Marghanita da Cruz
> Sent: Friday, 9 July 2010 11:33 AM
> To: Webb, KerryA
> Cc: Link list
> Subject: Re: [LINK] From the Acropolis to the E-City
> Webb, KerryA wrote:
> > Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> <snip>
> >> <http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bydesign/stories/2010/2928095.htm>
> >>
> > 
> > You need to listen to the program (or read the transcript) 
> to see some 
> > of the flaws in the grand plan.  The most obvious one is that they 
> > intend satisfying all educational needs within the city of 
> > Springfield, which is just not going to happen.
> > 
> > And Springfield's website is pretty bad too.
> <snip>
> Pretty bad is being kind indeed! I did catch a bit
> of the broadcast program,  and saw the clip on
> SBS news last night.
> To be fair, the  NBN advertisements do seem to
> claim they can achieve all kinds of miracles from
> bring  farmers into markets (carefully avoiding any
> mobile phones and fishermen) , bringing better
> education,  better health...all sounds a bit too
> familiar to me.
> I noticed, from the reference to Ganghalin,  that
> appears the NBN will be buying that fibre optic cable 
> infrastructure from Telstra. I am surprised there was no reference to
centenial park. >

Multifunction polis anyone?
> The Multifunction Polis (MFP) was a controversial concept, first 
> proposed in 1987, to build a new technology city with a population of 
> 100,000 in Australia.
> The MFP was to include futuristic villages containing housing, 
> education, employment and recreation. [1] A modern communication syste

Marghanita da Cruz
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