Five fingers of fury

We can now safely say that in a fight between a inflamed pancreas and a diseased gallbladder, the pancreas will totally kick the gallbladder’s, er, arse. Mark Latham has successfully distracted Australia from being distracted by Kevin Rudd and taken the mantle of Australia’s Angriest Ex-Leader. Say what you like about the bloke (he would about you), I’ll be watching 60 Minutes this week for the first time in years.

The Australian 13 August 2010

It’ll never catch on

If you’re reading this, then you most likely think the Coalition’s rather low tech broadband plan involving a pair of scissors is pretty crap. I make this assumption simply on the grounds that you are currently using the internet, which is probably quite presumptuous of me, so sorry. Perhaps you are perfectly happy with whatever megagigawebabits you’re getting right now and can’t imagine what you could possibly do with 100 megabits per second, much less a gigabit.

I remember being pretty bloody excited about my 100 megabyte hard drive back in the nineties. I now have a terabyte drive in my computer and it’s getting a bit chokkas. While it falls somewhat short of being a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis, the answer to the question “what could we possibly do with all that bandwidth?” is “heaps of cool stuff” and I’m quite looking forward to finding out.

The Australian 11 August 2010