[Linux-aus] FYI: Campaign of Mis-Information

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Wed Feb 16 12:25:09 UTC 2005

On Tue, 15 Feb 2005, Craige McWhirter wrote:

> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 14:16:14 +1100
> From: Craige McWhirter <craige at mcwhirter.com.au>
> To: linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au
> Subject: [Linux-aus] FYI: Campaign of Mis-Information

> and watering down has commenced again in earnest in regards to the
> looming FTA agreement and changes that will be brought before parliament
> when the new Howard controlled senate sits in July. This time it is News
> Corp who've started by planting some fuzzy feel-good pieces in the
> Sydney Morning Herald (and possibly other locations) and they even go so
> far as to paint the bungling Phil Ruddock as the peoples champion.
> Have a read yourself here:
> http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/Copyright-laws-under-review/2005/02/14/1108229936338.html?oneclick=true
> http://www.smh.com.au/news/TV--Radio/Brave-new-world-for-a-couch-potato/2005/02/14/1108229927903.html
> Two in one day. There's a PR officer in News who's working their little
> heart out to make us feel better about our loss of freedoms.
> -- 
> Cheers,
>      Craige.

I wondere how many people on this list, have read the article by Con 
Zymaris, on page 42 of the January/February issue of the Australian 
Developer magazine.

I do not cite the item by title, as the item precis appears to match the 
item title, which appears to have little relevance to the content of the 

However, the content of the article, reminds me of the saying "Be 
scared. Be very scared.".

It appears that the intention of the feral government, is to shut down 
the IT industry in Australia - both in software development and 
maintenance, and, even, in helpdesk support, as it would apply to any 
solution relating to any software problem.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
  you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
   Chapter 28 of
   "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
   A Trilogy In Four Parts",
   written by Douglas Adams,
   published by Pan Books, 1992 

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