Wednesday, April 23, 2008

This can't be...surely

Pull down your ear, insert wireless piece, turn on, tune out...
U.S. telecommunications giant AT&T has claimed that, without investment, the Internet's current network architecture will reach the limits of its capacity by 2010.

Speaking at a Westminster eForum on Web 2.0 this week in London, Jim Cicconi, vice president of legislative affairs for AT&T, warned that the current systems that constitute the Internet will not be able to cope with the increasing amounts of video and user-generated content being uploaded.

"The surge in online content is at the center of the most dramatic changes affecting the Internet today," he said. "In three years' time, 20 typical households will generate more traffic than the entire Internet today."
Man, surely that's a pretty radical picture of the High Definition Life lived in some intense virtual reality... but still, there's only 24 hours in a day!

But Cicconi has at least one useful reminder for those on the other side of the blogosphere who spend their days ranting agains the system:
The AT&T executive pointed out that the Internet exists, thanks to the infrastructure provided by a group of mostly private companies. "There is nothing magic or ethereal about the Internet--it is no more ethereal than the highway system. It is not created by an act of God, but upgraded and maintained by private investors," he said.
Hopefully, we will all learn to appreciate the opportunities that private risk taking creates for all of us, and with no guarantee of a return on investment. Meanwhile, in the leftist camp, where the BBC is funded by a mandatory and hefty tax on every British television set, and thus financed to send its stateist-multiculturalist/imperialist anti-nation, anti-English/American/Israel views around the world, the pseudo-aristocratic assumption of a right to a free ride continues:
The BBC has come under fire from service providers such as Tiscali, which claim that its iPlayer online-TV service is becoming a major drain on network bandwidth.

In a recent posting on his BBC blog, Ashley Highfield, the corporation's director of future media and technology, defended the iPlayer: "I would not suggest that ISPs start to try and charge content providers. They are already charging their customers for broadband to receive any content they want."


Rob Misek said...

Maybe you could post this properly.

PDES is a group opposing the BC education system that has recently granted special access to homosexual lobby groups to alter elementary education curriculum.

The BC government has disregarded the fact that because homosexuality precludes reproduction, heterosexual love, and promotes promiscuity our children's happiness will be adversely affected by these irresponsible lies now made part of their education.

Len needs some help.

DATE: April 14 / 08
For two (2) years I have been searching for a YOUNGER associate to be involved in PDES.
As of May 2 / 08 I will be 77. A number of health problems urgently dictate the need for me to be replaced by a younger person.
I understand that parents are busy, involved with church programs, children's sports, personal recreation, etc.
I will not coerce anyone. It must come as a passion to protect and defend the youth of B.C.
In the last two years we have spent time and money to incorporate PDES (in Victoria) as a registered non-profit society.
We have established a board of directors for PDES. These are excellent persons, but all are of retirement age. Younger persons are needed.
We have opened a bank account with three directors authorized to sign cheques. (All bills are paid . Balance approx. $400.)
We have produced 250 DVD's about the Corren Agreement. These are available for $10. each. This includes a padded envelope and postage.
We have accumulated a data base of just over 500 email addresses. These are people interested in opposing the revised school curriculum, but no volunteers have turned up to actively participate.
With all the foregoing in place it would be a shame not to move forward. Unfortunately, my energy and health have changed since 2006 when the Corren Agreement first came to our attention.
Are parents truly convinced the curriculum that contradicts our traditional and cultural values must be reversed?
No one can be "alarmed" about a crisis unless they first are "aware" and "concerned". Informing parents to create parental concern should come from Churches, Temples and Mosques. This is not happening.
After extensive meetings with all three, the level of apathy appears insurmountable.
It is fairly obvious, when the reality of the new curriculum is brought home by the students, there will no longer be apathy. It is ultra important that parents ask their children what is taught.
There are still many opportunities that can be seized to protest the revised curriculum, but my energies are no longer there.

If, by September 1/08 no one has come forward to be my associate and help lead the PDES, I will need to step down from the PDES. Of course that will be a great disappointment indeed.
Len Remple. Pres

truepeers said...

rob, i will try to post on this; do you have a link for this message?