[Linux-aus] Seeking feedback - EFA Citizens Not Suspects campaign

David Lyon david.lyon at hackerpads.com
Thu Jun 13 10:05:53 EST 2013

Very interesting. In the States they call this "building value" and
it makes some sense to work on improving how computers work which in
turn helps Industry.

Here I think it's bought just to try to understand what (thought) plane
the rest of the world is actually on. I doubt that there's any way to
recoup the money spent on these technologies.

On 12.06.2013 18:11, Janet Reid wrote:
> The business logic is problematic I think.
> If you require unprecedented amounts of storage and collection/use
> bandwidth for all the traffic of all of the things
> then it will cost money. It will become a large proportion of
> someones/everyones budget. Once you have something that is a massive
> cost the usual path is to find a way to get return on investment.
> Monetizing all the data of all the traffic of all the things becomes
> the unavoidable need of people who are required to spend so much on
> something which otherwise is not very useful and is very expensive.
> When you put it in context with the challenges that libraries and
> museums have in saving cultural assets that society wants to use.
> Finding ways to host and provide bandwidth for those things is a
> challenge because funding is limited. The comparative value of all 
> the
> traffic to the value of Australian cultural assets should make it
> impossible not to save our creative and scientific and biographic
> stories. But this is hard to get money for.
> (trainee librarian perspective)

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