Ignorant Labour “Experts”? Roger La Salle
In a radio one on one with Joe Hockey a couple of weeks ago Bill Shorten criticised Joe Hockey regarding the NBN to the effect saying, “why would you want to use that crusty old wireless technology when we can use the vastly superior fibre in NBN”
Well, let us ask a few questions of Mr Shorten?
Firstly, as a non-technical person, you are a trained lawyer I believe, where do you get your information?
Is it from the same bureaucrats that advise you on border protection, or the mining tax, global warming, remember Tiny Tim Flannery saying ”even the rains that fall will not fill our dams”, or the treasury fanciful budget estimates, etc.
Finally Bill, do you have a wireless network at home, a LAN (if you know what that is)?
Yes, I’ll bet you do. So it’s OK to use that “crusty old wireless technology” for the last 100 meters it is it Bill, but not the last mile?
Further Bill, I wonder if any of your experts have told you that wireless signals in fact travel slightly faster, yes faster, that those down a fibre.
Further, do you know that Samsung have just announced that within a few years, long before the NBN is ever completed, if ever, that they now have a technology that can wirelessly download up to 10gbits per second, That’s a quite fast Mr Shorten.
Last of course, wireless will mean we do not need to be tethered to a glass fibre hanging from the wall, unless of course, we all use that crusty old wireless technology for that last 100 meters.
The NBN is a costly extravagance that will never be completed and will be obsolete within a decade at most.
Roger La Salle, is the creator of the “Matrix Thinking”™ technique and is widely sought after as an international speaker on Innovation, Opportunity and business development. He is the author of four books, Director and former CEO of the Innovation Centre of Victoria (INNOVIC) as well as a number of companies both in Australian and overseas. He has been responsible for a number of successful technology start-ups and in 2004 was a regular panellist on the ABC New Inventors TV program. In 2005 he was appointed to the “Chair of Innovation” at “The Queens University” in Belfast. Matrix Thinking is now used in more than 26 countries and licensed to one of the world’s largest consulting firms. www.matrixthinking.com