USA DOE Cooking the Petrol Consumption Books.

Posted by on March 3, 2010 at 5:24 am

Depending on your point of view, it would appear that Government Departments are either very good or very bad at cooking the books. (Although possibly they didnt forsee independant analysis of the data….) For the last few days I have been researching for an article that I am writing on Perceptric.   There are various […]

NBN, Wireless or Both?

Posted by on January 13, 2010 at 5:12 am

In an article in the Sydney Morning Herald this morning:   Broadband billions left hanging as wireless bites back Ari Sharp January 13, 2010 SMH   Which stated that wireless 3G services were a runaway success?   Consequently the opposition seized this opportunity to snipe at Senator Conroy about the financial viability of the […]

Things Are Rarely How They Seem

Posted by on December 10, 2009 at 12:21 am

From time to time I read Ambrose Evans-Pritchard's column in the UK Daily Telegraph. He writes about finance and invariably has an unconventional view on what is happening. This particular one is a real doozy and is a must read for anyone who thinks beyond the box. He writes about the way that the EU […]

Commercialization Australia

Posted by on December 7, 2009 at 4:40 am

According to the Commercialization Australia website there is support funding being offered by the Federal Government as follows: Commercialisation Australia will give successful applicants access to: Specialist advice and services to build the skills, knowledge and linkages necessary to successfully commercialise their ideas Funding of up to $250,000 for proof of concept activities Funding up […]

Pushback Against Music Industry Actions Would now seem to include Governments.

Posted by on November 17, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Delegates to the ACTA discussions are now safe and sound back in their home countries convinced that they have been successful in aiding in stamping out copyright infringement.   History has taught us that every-time the music industry or Government enact prosecutorial or legislative actions against file sharing, the resulting pushback always seems to trump […]

How Copyright became the number one item on your Governments Todo list.

Posted by on October 31, 2009 at 5:31 am

Setting the Scene.   Consultants are people/firms that are hired to divorce an organisations internal politics from a result and quite often, consultants bring with them a differential focused expertise in the area requiring their expert attention.   There’s an accepted modus operandi for consultancy firms in business, “When you get hired, look for more […]

How to Save the Economy (Via TV) and Stop all this silly ACTA stuff.

Posted by on October 29, 2009 at 1:44 am

When I was four years old, my family constructed a house. I asked my father how the builders knew what went where. And he told me about the plans and showed me the blueprints. I was enthralled, here was a method to build something. Draw up a master plan, order the lumber, roofing iron, and […]

Politicians Discover The Power Of Social Networking

Posted by on June 20, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Gordon Brown is not the most popular Prime Minister in the UK, but he is certainly getting technology. He gets “it” because of Iran: “You cannot have Rwanda again,” he said. “This week's events in Iran are a reminder of the way that people are using new technology to come together in new ways to […]

Ecommerce in Australia Stuffed – Or is that about to Change

Posted by on May 7, 2009 at 7:12 am

A section of my Introduction to the  Responses to Digital Economy Future Directions Consultation Paper By Thomas P. Koltai, on Behalf of Perceptric Pty. Ltd.   Submitted 10th of February – Before the Governments National FTTH rollout announcement and before the ACCC ruling against Telstra on last mile local loop. – A section of my […]

The Hidden cost of File Sharing.

Posted by on April 22, 2009 at 6:16 am

Prologue On playgrounds all over the world, kids are saying to each other….  “If you like me, you’ll do it…. And if you don’t do it, then I’ll know that you don’t really really like me and then you can’t be in our gang.   Children don’t understand the concept of bribery or corruption, but […]