[LINK] Landlines - literally a lifesaver in the outback
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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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