blog It seems like a case of hell freezing over this week, with an amazing synchonicity of views being heard between two traditional opponents. We quote from the blog of Ruslan Kogan:
“If the Government is serious about this program, we honestly believe we could deliver a Set Top Box to each and every one of the proposed recipients for under 1/6th of what the Government has provisioned. The Government can spend as little as $50 million instead of the proposed $308 million on helping pensioners get access to digital TV … These devices are extremely easy to install – it usually takes just one cable from the Set Top Box to your TV.”
And Harvey Norman chief executive Gerry Harvey has also been on Sydney talkback radio making similar statements, followed up by this quote from Harvey Norman spokesman Haydon Myers:
“We can do a top-range, LCD digital television for $199, which you don’t even need a set-top box for,” he said. “All you have to do is plug a lead from the TV into the wall and one to the antenna.”
Could this be the start of a beautiful new relationship? Or even a new merged company, with physical and online shopfronts? What would we call it — Hardly Kogan, Kogan Normal, or maybe Ruslan and Gerry’s Excellent Adventures?
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