Broadband not crucial to economic growth, says Telecom funded academic

, posted: 20-Sep-2006 09:25

The Herald has an interesting story today about an academic submitting to the Parliament Finance and Expenditure Select Committee that faster broadband that is taken up by more people will not deliver economic growth.

In the Herald story, (read the entire post)...

Legal action taken against NZ blogger for writing about dubious product claims

, posted: 17-Sep-2006 19:30

Stephen Judd of has been served papers threatening unspecified legal action unless he removes these statements within 21 days.

The organisation behind the legal threats is Andron Technology. Have a look at their product Shield (read the entire post)...

Spamhaus' Steve Linford joe-jobbed with bogus court order spam

, posted: 17-Sep-2006 16:18

Coming back from Geekzone 06 and checking my emails, I noticed one with this subject:

Judge orders To Pay $11.7 Million In Damage [sic]

It was sent to the abuse role account for my personal domain, an (read the entire post)...

Beavis headline of the week

, posted: 17-Sep-2006 14:25

ABC news:

Bush and Congress Butt Heads

The story is about "terrorism policy", which sounds nasty.

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Geekzone06 over - excellent event overall

, posted: 16-Sep-2006 21:57

Sitting here in the hotel with T3G at -57dBm and laptop battery at 13% and no recharger (knew there was something I forgot this morning), I can conclude that Geekzone06 was a great event. Very good speakers, including Rod Drury, Jay Templeton, Jethro (read the entire post)...

Segway recall - excellent! Just walk instead.

, posted: 15-Sep-2006 20:33

You may have noticed that I can't stand Segways. Sure, it's clever technology, and the marketing is slick but could someone explain to me why exactly the world needs yet another obesity-generating device? Not only that, but a device that requires not (read the entire post)...

iTunes 7 bugs: doesn't Apple test software before releasing it?

, posted: 14-Sep-2006 13:34

If you haven't upgraded to iTunes 7, hold off doing so: the version available currently is buggy and broken.

I downloaded it yesterday and checked out the iMovies section, but not the music player. Today, when I played some music that sou (read the entire post)...

Unfortunate website name of the week II

, posted: 14-Sep-2006 12:38

It's great to see an online bookshop in New Zealand but...

I can't help thinking the name doesn't quite say what the site is about. (read the entire post)...

EU Windows Vista to include Adobe Reader but no antivirus

, posted: 12-Sep-2006 10:56

Bruno Segers, the former general manager of Microsoft Belgium has written an open letter to European Union Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes, published on his blog.

In the letter, written in Dutch, Segers expresses concern that the (read the entire post)...

A decade ago things were different - or were they?

, posted: 11-Sep-2006 20:10

My good friend David Slack posted a very interesting link to a Wired story from 1995 written by Bob Johnstone, in the blog entry about Shinzo Abe.

It spans seven pages, but there's some real gold in the story, so it's worth reading (read the entire post)...


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