What are you saying: John Linton passing away, Dick Smith sell-off

Each week Computerworld Australia collates all the things our readers have been saying about the news

Each week Computerworld Australia collates all the things our readers have been saying about the news.

Here’s what you had to say on: Exetel's John Linton passes away

Sad to hear that John Linton's outspoken views will no longer add his dash of unexpected colour to our often greyscale telecoms debates. Exetel has punched above its weight for many years now in this conversation, keeping everyone else on their toes, and I hope it continues to go from strength to strength under his successors. Requiescat in pace, John. Deepest sympathies to the family.

— said Francis

Here’s what you had to say on: Cloud adoption in Australia not matching predictions: Index

Maybe SMBs have worked out the cloud is just another way that telcos and ISPs can get there hands in your pocket every time you want to look at your own data.

— said tom

Here’s what you had to say on: Sell-off angers Dick Smith

DSE has a fairly generous returns policy, but It does not look as if Dick is interested in buying DSE back.

— said Richare Ure

Here’s what you had to say on: NBN Co wholesale pricing too high: Telstra

Years ago, Telecom made a profit and paid no dividends. That profit was an operating surplus which was spent keeping the copper network in good order. When the bean counters decided to give that operating surplus away to 'shareholders' there was less money for the copper network, the microwave links and so forth. Then there was no money for anyone to answer the phone at Telstra's end, no one to fix the faults. The senior techs were fired or made redundant. So now we will have a new backbone service, a new service for the last mile, and it will have an infrastructure budget. We will have to pay. How else will we get a working service again?

— said liz

Here’s what you had to say on: Twitter to censor tweets in specific countries

They may have the ABILITY, but they should NOT have the RIGHT to do this.

— said Mick

Here’s what you had to say on: Hoyts serves up food, drink via mobile payment app

So after all these years of saying no to mobiles in cinemas, now it's all ok. What a distraction to movie going!

— said Dumasse

Here’s what you had to say on: What SOPA could mean for Australia

Of course the 'key supporters' of the bill are still intent on pushing through the legislation. After all, they seem to be some of the finest politicians that money can buy . . .

— said gnome

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