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Back again, and this time it's on BROADBAND!
The 21st Century has finally reached the Norfolk coast. Just have to get my Netgear 54G router and I can sit in the garden and do my postings.
The last few months have seen a lot of useful Geography.
The 'What IF' shows on the BBC have thrown up some intriguing possibilities for the future.
A recent one was about the generation gap.
The BBC have placed some very useful discussion points on their website at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/if/3544283.stm
and
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/if/3489560.stm
Get the students talking about their future...

It's also 15 years since the Exxon Valdez oil spill and it was still on the front page of 'The Independent' on the 25th of March.
I noticed it while filling the car with diesel. Whatever happened to the oil reserves of Shell ? What is a proven reserve ? What are we going to do when the oil runs out ?
Why are our electricity bills going to rise ?
And meanwhile one of the first nuclear power stations (they promised to give us 'free' electricity) is being demolished.

Keep watching - there's going to be a flurry of postings this week, leading up to the GA Conference at the University of Canterbury.

See you there.

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