20 September 2005

Canberra to become a 'ubiquitous city. '

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

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

Just in case, you know?

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)

NIL SINE LABORE (Nothing without Labour)


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’.


Get your tin foil hat here

and don’t leave home without it

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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