A weekly summary of what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the internets.
- Turnbull’s NBN challenge: real analysis, real policies, not rhetoric, for Crikey. A rebuttal of Malcolm Turnbull’s denigration of the National Broadband Network project, which he blogged before the election but which was posted at ABC Unleashed this week.
- Myths of the NBN myths, for ABC Unleashed. A rebuttal of an anti-NBN piece by economist Peter J Cox, Top Ten Myths behind Fibre Policy which, ironically, he also wrote about in Crikey. And thus the circle is complete. I find it telling that he describes people favouring optical fibre for data delivery as “zealots”. Name-calling is of course a technique of propaganda rather than analysis.
- Patch Monday episode 57, “CCTV surveillance: reality versus myth”. My guest is Professor Brian Lovell from NICTA’s Queensland Research Lab.
[Photo: Circular Quay station at dusk, showing how us Sydney residents tend to take the magnificent views for granted.]