[Linux-aus] Political Recognition for Technology in Australia - was Re: Seeking feedback - EFA Citizens Not Suspects campaign

David Lyon david.lyon at hackerpads.com
Fri Jun 28 16:30:27 EST 2013

On 27.06.2013 22:29, Charles Gregory wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Russell Coker  wrote:
> Its also worth pointing that the build cost is being spread over ten
> years, and the actual lifespan of the network is often stated as 50 
> to
> 100 years.
> Given 50 years - $98 per household per year.  Even if costs double,
> an absolute bargain for the resulting infrastructure.

One doesn't hear much these days of IT projects having 50 year 

Most of us would know that the technology simply moves too fast and 
is constant innovation. Not even the "Personal Computer" itself, looks 
it will be going strong after 50 years (around 2040 - 2045).

Also the cost of Finance needs to be added. So if the capital cost 
interest takes 50 years to pay, when one includes the financing cost of
the upfront capital, it drags the term of the finance out to usually 

So the fifty years quickly becomes 100 years by standard calculations 
of the
day. That is a very, very big impost.


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