Sunday, August 22, 2010

Australia's NBN IS GO! Warp Speed ahead!

I am now very glad that the current government got re-elected so that this great network can go ahead!

It is clear that internet connectivity regardless of location is essential for future technology development, wether this is done by combination of fibre optic, wireless, satellite, it needs to be cheap, reliable and very fast , to support the multitude of devices from iphone type devices, to cars, to homes to business, educational institutions to medical facilities, be they rural based, or in our capitals.

The current market forces are not supporting the rural or new estates. We are still getting new estates in rural areas and metro areas fitted with ADSL 1 only rims, and poor wireless coverage, which is criminal in 2010 , YES I AM LOOKING AT YOU TELSTRA, there is no excuse for putting in ADSL1 ONLY RIMS in new estates! This is why the government needs to do it, as the corporate market wont!

The adoption of any future technology, the way people work and the development of our regional areas is very dependant upon a state of the art affordable network by telecommunication companies. If communication companies do not put in this type of infrastructure for all Australian's we will create a digital divide that will resemble the difference between a modern world in the cities and a 3rd world in the rural areas. People in new estates or rural areas with poor connectivity will be at a massive disadvantage, not just from a quality of life but from education, to medical care. It will drive the ever expanding population to Metro areas with good communication infrastructure, and put extra pressure on the already overtaxed infrastructure in those areas, and continue to drive the exodus from country areas.

If we have a state of the art communication system for all Australians, it will dramatically shape the way this country will develop, educate, care, and work, regardless of people's physical location.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Coolest looking cases for iphone 4 I have seen

These are so cool looking, WHY can you not get them in this country!?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Optus speeds on 3G with an iphone 4

I never got speeds like this, but now I do... amazing, its faster than my ADSL at home!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Why the Android will fail.

Piracy problems undermine Android's growth against iPhone

It seems android have replicated the PC games market, massive pirating, little to no controls over their apps, poor quality coupled with a poor user experience. Apple is often critiqued for being over controlling in its apps store, but the developers love it, as they get their return on investment. The android will not encourage anyone to develop on its platform when it does nothing to stop developers hard work being exploited by pirates.

This is why the game consoles of today have much more development on them than ever before, and why the PC games market is near death. Games consoles have a tight control over what can be run on them, and you try and run a pirated game on them , it either doesn't work, or the console maker bricks your console. The only way the PC market can make any money is from monthly online subscription fees (World of Warcraft monthly frees for example to play online).

Sometimes a loss of loss of some flexibility is a good thing for all. So don't go ripping off apps on your iphone, pay the developers for their good work, and encourage better app development, even if you do jail break your iphone, otherwise we will all end up with the android broken model!