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Internet in Australia

Richard Piper, 21st January 2016.
Like Mr Turnbull, I grew up in the 70s at Sydney Grammar School. The world relied on pen and paper. A form of scholarship that the modern generation has not had the privilege to experience. The years have passed, and I am getting old. I look at the past with perhaps unreasonable fondness. We can learn from the past, but the future is what we can change. In the future, it will be almost impossible to work without rapid Internet access. I can remember in 1983 at the University of New South Wales I did my first thesis on PDP 11 UNIX machine. At this time, the Internet TCPIP did not exist, although you could send an email. When I was studying in Canada in 1993, the use of a web browser was something novel …