Telstra: Now we are listening

Why did Telstra recently shut down its Now We Are Talking website? The problem, according to Telstra chief executive David Thodey, was that "the other guy left it running" and everyone had got sore throats from talking too much.

Why did Telstra recently shut down its Now We Are Talking website? The problem, according to Telstra chief executive David Thodey, was that "the other guy left it running" and everyone had got sore throats from talking too much.

Thodey tells our Ratbags correspondent that Telstra's on top of the internet situation in Australia and won't let it go down; even if we have to take unusual measures to keep it up.

Ratbags is ZDNet.com.au's light-hearted look at the Australian technology scene. Previously, we've poked fun at Stephen Conroy's internet filtering scheme, Bing'd Google, investigated reports that the internet was going to run out of space, chased Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer all around Sydney, set fire to and microwaved a bunch of hard disks and asked people what they think of Windows 7 — or was it KDE4? We've even interviewed Fake Stephen Conroy in a hidden location.

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