[LINK] Landlines - literally a lifesaver in the outback

David Boxall linkdb at boxall.name
Tue Feb 7 14:37:10 AEDT 2017

> After the excitement of the morning I settled back in to the BAS – the 
> rain also settled in. As a result the Viewer Access Satellite 
> Television domestic satellite dropped out (oh well … no ABC Landline 
> today), the Foxtel satellite dropped out (there goes the cricket and 
> rugby), the NBN satellite dropped out (at least I hadn’t fallen for 
> the ‘cloud accounting’ con).
> Then the Country Hour man rang to ask my opinion about the 
> Productivity Commission’s bright idea that the bush didn’t need a 
> Universal Service Obligation for telephones!
> Smart phones are indeed a wonderful tool if indeed you happen to live 
> in that very small area of our nation that has mobile reception but 
> from where I am sitting it seems that the smarter the phones get, the 
> dumber the decisions that get made for everyone else.
> Maybe today is the day to have a very serious talk about not only the 
> ability for the bush to access the new technology, but about all the 
> dumb decisions that are being made to remove robust and proven 
> communication technologies just because they don’t go with mobile apps 
> and smashed avo.

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                                 |  the higher the level,
http://david.boxall.id.au       |  the greater the confusion.
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