ZDNet.com.au's editorial staff has had quite an
entertaining week reading the insightful and hilarious responses
readers filed in an attempt to win a copy of former Optus executive
Paul Fletcher's new book Wired Brown Land? Telstra's Battle for
The competition received dozens of replies to the question "What
will be the best use for the Federal Government's National
Broadband Network?", and quite a few more comments discussing the
relative merits of the entries.
For its subtle comment on the current limits of the Australian
broadband market and its somewhat cyncial view of its future we have
decided to award the book to the anonymous commenter who
"Helping residential customers reach and exceed paltry bandwidth
cap limits faster."
We have the anonymous commenter's contact details, and will be
contacting them to arrange for delivery of the book; alternatively,
if you posted that comment, please feel free to send your shipping
address to email@example.com from the email address you used
to post it.
A number of other responses very much amused our editorial team;
from the suggestion the NBN would help us "see all of Kev07's media
moments in new ultra-fast high definition streaming media", to the idea the NBN documents could be recycled into a "National
ISP Users Guide".
With this in mind, we decided to award a runners-up prize of Ben
Walker, for his comments that the NBN could best be used to "find
out exactly how many rabbits were kept out when Nasi Goren built
the Great Wall of China".
Ben will receive a Jabra BT 500 cordless Bluetooth headset for