RND/ To consider a painting of the ‘People’s Communist Broadband’ – featuring hero Karl Marx surfing the Tubular Interwebs.
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Ideal / Idealized Cost for such Conceptual Work: £120K – contact Robert What for details.
Considering a telecommunications engineer once told me parts of the UK are still using copper wire covered with waxed paper, it’s doubtful either side of the same cosmically incompetent single party system could roll out a trolley of reasonably priced cucumber sandwiches – let alone a cutting edge, multi-billion pound internet network remotely capable of dragging this laughably obsolete backwater island into the Nth Century Prime.
That scheming, spanner dumb blonde shit weasel Boris can go fibre-twist in the wind; your average Tory loon wouldn’t recognize a ‘crazed communist scheme’ for faster internet if a sysadmin called Lenin dropped an entire server room on their pudding heads.
Heck, the whole of the UK is the goddam ‘last mile’ – an obsolete electronic backwater.
> I wonder – actually, I seriously doubt – whether superfast internet is at all desirable, culturally and ecologically. Somewhat related – these days I find myself more and more sympathetic to a post that reads, quote, “I think eradicating electronic games is going to be an important part of the culture-wide psychological therapy necessary to heal the mental damage caused by capitalism, and an important part of any successful strategy to save the world ecology from total collapse.” Curious to hear your thoughts on this.
> Regards, A
I concur; superfast internet merely seems the endless unchecked spreading of global Ludocapital’s digital tentacles.
Example Reference Links
- Wikipedia: Internet in the United Kingdom
- Wired UK: The Conservative’s own research shows why Labour’s broadband plan makes perfect sense
- Ingenia – Broadband in the backwaters: rural Britain’s fight for faster internet
- Tech Radar: How Thatcher killed the UK’s superfast broadband before it even existed
- You shouldn’t be surprised that UK broadband speeds suck
- Trust Pilot: BT
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