blog We couldn’t help but almost throw up in our mouth tonight as we watched the love-in in this video occur between Google, MYOB, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Communications Stephen Conroy in what appeared to be a self-congratulatory orgy of self-interest and naked marketing guff. Does this remind anyone else of Gillard’s nauseating praise for IBM at the company’s event last October at the University of Melbourne?
Surely our politicians have more self-respect than this. They do not exist solely to dole out lavish dollops of bliss and joy on corporate initiatives which are, after all, intensely in the self-interest of the companies promoting them.
And one last thing. As we’re sure a certain Mr Turnbull would remind us, there simply is no reason to build a multi-billion dollar fibre-to-the-home National Broadband Network if all you want to do is sell bottles of wine online. That can be done — and has been being done for several decades now — off the back of a 56k modem. Hell, make it 33.6k.