So, just taking a page out of Adrian’s book to promote my dads company. Though they wont be considered as very high quality backlinks by google, doubtfully making any difference in page rank, might as well give it a shot.

Check out the Paintbusters website here, because everyone reading this is clearly interested in cladding their house.


Internet speeds

So, it seems pretty well all this weeks blog posts are about community TV. But this is just to reiterate my point on the previous post of our internet speed, and how moving community television to the internet next year is not ideal. In the future it may be reasonable, but not now.


Quotes and stuff

So taking Sam’s and now Jane’s ideas, here are my favourite two quotes that I found…. interesting in the week 7 readings.


“Mind-deadening television”

  • Not necessarily accurate assumption of how we consume television and media.
  • We do not all sit down and watch TV as if we are dead to the world.
  • It may engage us into political talk and conversations, or create a public, through watching content such as the news.

“The summer was a sizzler”

  • Just a rockin’ quote for an Aussie.

So, goodbye Channel 31, maybe…

If any of you have not read/seen the news, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that community television stations would only be licensed until the end of 2015.

He said “The Government believes that the best outcome for community television is that, in the future, it uses the internet as its distribution platform,”.

Quite frankly, get your @#$% together Malcolm. How is TV meant to move online in Australia when most of Australia barely has the capability to stream a 720p youtube clip, let alone 1080p properly. And if the future of community television is online, why wouldn’t mainstream commercial television be online? considering the great disparity in funding and resources

Read more about it here.


Week 6 symposium notes, yay…

Can technology progress independently of art and culture?

  • There is no culture without technology
  • To make art you need technology. It is dependent.
  • Does Betty agree?


What is the untapped potential of hypertext?  Will we ever be satisfied with it?

  • Ted Nelson and his many wonderful theories on everything. (Transclusion)
  • “Therefore” to start a para in a book relies on the last paragraph – result of linear form of the medium (book) – limits hypertext
  • internet = equal distance between things
  • can have different interpretations of traditional texts, but in terms of format they are the same (eg. can’t argue that something different happens at pg. 22, but can argue meaning) – hypertext changes this – can still tell stories, but don’t have to be premised on order
  • Hypertext doesn’t work well with linear media? How you go about writing needs to change (but how does this work with all storytelling? All a mess…)
  • No planning, just start writing and connecting bits
  • Wikipedia – not a realised version of hypertext – realises it but in a closed way – two way links but only within site
  • shouldn’t have comments – should link to own blog post where you explain opinion



Transclusion-multiple-twitSo this image may not make sense to most people, nor should it as it is not applicable to the current structure of the internet. But this is Ted Nelson’s idea of transclusion in the form of a diagram. Enjoy!