Why we need broadband

In the early 1990's a number of people worked hard to bring broadband network access to NZ. A number of videos used to be used to demonstrate what the future held and what broadband would enable. Sadly one of them (from Pacific Telesis) seems to have been lost, but a couple are still around. They're worth watching to remind us just why we need broadband and where things are headed.

mms://L1.r2.co.nz/20051010/kn.wmv - Apple's Knowledge Navigator - a true classic.

mms://L1.r2.co.nz/20051010/TVNZ-Vision2020.wmv - file name says it all.


I think this is NZ's first webcast. Sept 94. Bruce McPherson did the video production, feeding in a Mac running CU-Seeme. I had a reflector on gollem.wcc.govt.nz - got 16 viewers in 12 countries from memory. It runs for a couple of hours - see who you can spot in the choir.


A Video done by the kids at Evans Bay Int School in 1990 I think. Scripted, directed, shot, edited etc all in one day. Sadly Tony Stanley the Principal, died a year or two later.

And if you believe you have broadband, then watch these two videos, courtesy of HDnet

mms://L1.r2.co.nz/20051012/hdnet_shuttle_discovery.wmv - America's Shuttle returns to flight

mms://L1.r2.co.nz/20051012/sinking_city.wmv - New Orleans - a city sinking.......

They're a Gigabyte or two each and if your computer barfs, well you aren't quite ready for 2005 then.

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