[LINK] Is this a joke?

Steven Clark steven.clark at internode.on.net
Thu Feb 17 12:31:14 AEDT 2011

On 17/02/11 10:59, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> http://www.zdnet.com.au/4g-will-kill-nbn-boost-aerogard-sales-339309265.htm
> I thought at first he was serious. Heck, he even quotes our very own 
> linker, RC! But then I read the "reasoning". Surely this if better in 
> The Onion?

satire. it works! :D

the underlying argument of the article seems to be quite serious to me:
the nbn is surrounded by a lot of hyperbole and (rehashed) opinionated
chatter. the author presents us with the *against* case, as if it were
sensible and natural.

i miss this kind of though-provoking journalism. far to much of it
fronts up as 'objective' or 'critical' when it's often a rehashed media
relase or a opinion piece wrapped around some numbers or quotes.

the comments that accompany the article suggest the commenters have
missed the satire ...

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