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Canberra to become a ‘ubiquitous city. ‘

By S4anta 20 September 2005 11 is positively dancing in the streets after the ACT Government and NEC have announced that they are considering a trial to provide Canberrans with digital network access anywhere and anytime in the ACT.

Read about this smashing idea here. The public service, schools, businesses, hospitals, houses, cars and shops could all be connected by a range of networks and devices under the scheme, which is still in early planning stages.

Treasurer and Economic Development Minister Ted Quinlan is helping to search for companies interested in becoming a part of the trial, such as broadband fibre-optic provider TransACT and wireless broadband startup iBurst.

How many tax payers dollars will be poured into this? Who is the Identity management company alluded to but not named? and, why do we need this? and where is Erin Brokovich to save our cancer riddled children and those blokes who sell the tin foil hats to stop all this naughty radiation getting in my head?

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johnboy 10:19 pm 20 Sep 05

Be interesting to see how they do this without bankrupting all the city’s ISP’s.

el 3:00 pm 20 Sep 05

E-mail me for all your tin-foil hat needs. I’ve got thousands in stock.

Just in case, you know?

Maelinar 2:57 pm 20 Sep 05

Applying a liberal dose of Latin and a lot of educated guesswork;

Veni Vidi Malcenatoriusum

Mal means bad
Cena means dinner
Cenatorius means relating to dinner

I came, I saw, I stuffed your dinner up.
(Fit it in a pot, Turn it into shit)
(Fitter Turner)

Thumper 1:33 pm 20 Sep 05

Shouldn’t that be;


Maelinar 1:22 pm 20 Sep 05

NIL SINE LABORE (Nothing without Labour)

Thumper 12:29 pm 20 Sep 05


hehehehehe… Typical RAEME (Royal Australian Easy Money Earners)

I still like the Catering Corps. No idea what there motto was but maybe it was the latin equivalent of Fitters and Turners….

Smackbang 12:19 pm 20 Sep 05


Maelinar 12:18 pm 20 Sep 05

Reminds me of Ubique, the motto for the Engineers.
(meaning everywhere)

My personal favourite will always be the Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Arte et Marte, loosely translated means ‘twist to open’.


Thumper 12:10 pm 20 Sep 05

That is such a cool word, just rolls off the tongue.

Not sure how it pertains to a city but maybe it could be a new slogan like Feel the Power…

‘Feel the Ubiquitousness of Canberra’

che 12:03 pm 20 Sep 05

Get your tin foil hat here

and don’t leave home without it

colsim 11:04 am 20 Sep 05

Mmmmmm ubiquitous

Sounds good to me – as soon as they actually explain what it means. (Although this whole identity thing has to make you wonder)

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