‘At 18 our convictions are hills from which we look. At 45, they are caves in which we hide.’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Dr. Jyoti Choudrie, Operations Director of the Brunel Broadband Research Centre at
He says that despite the fact that there are over 6 million broadband subscribers in the
And he believes that due to this fact, job cuts and productivity losses in the
An even bigger issue, at least according to Choudrie, is the fact that those who have access to broadband are reluctant to use it to its full potential. The most common uses of broadband technology in the
I’m sorry, but all the learned Doctor’s arguments are completely lost on me. Surely, what will make the
My kids are in the ‘minority’ of children that have broadband. But they certainly don’t use it for anything that one might regard as intellectually stimulating. No. They spend most of their time on it chatting to their friends on Messenger and looking at inane Flash cartoons of swearing Americans.
That’s because the Internet has gone the way of that Giant of a media that went before it – television. It is now filled with material that simply appeals to the lowest common denominator. And that’s great if you want to be the lowest common denominator.
But we don’t want to be, do we? So Choudrie should rethink his arguments. He might propose instead that we start buying our children ‘books’ and turning off all forms of ‘entertainment’ that involve sitting for long periods in front of a flat panel display – or CRT if you’re poor like me. (Not time for a pay rise yet – Ed).
So let’s let those lucky folks in
Oh, before I go: am I the only one that thinks that Martin ought to dump Sally and never show his face in