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Topic # 12406 15-Mar-2007 21:35
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Technology Story"Telstra decommissioned its CDMA network last year which left Telecom the sole provider of the cellular technology in the region, and customers travelling to Australia were left without adequate roaming options."- Jenny Keown, business 'reporter' http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10428835

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  Reply # 63854 15-Mar-2007 21:37
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What a load of rubbish from The NZ Herald again.. Telstra's CDMA network is still running very nicely..




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  Reply # 63855 15-Mar-2007 21:44
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No, no, it's in New Zealand's leading newspaper so it must be true. 'Journalists' have such a command of their subject your can trust them. really, you can

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  Reply # 63856 15-Mar-2007 21:57
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What a muppet!!!

Somebody better tell the CDMA NZ customers roaming at the moment that there phone is not meant to working in OZ

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  Reply # 63860 15-Mar-2007 22:29
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It took all of 2 minutes to find this on Telstra's website.  I guess you just don't have that sort of time as a busy reporter...



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  Reply # 63861 15-Mar-2007 22:38

Jenny Keown often writes things that don't make sense. The Herald's coverage of the Jenny Gibb Paratai Drive thing springs to mind. It's not available on the Herald's web site any more, but it was something about Orcon arranging to install a Skype link in lieu of Telecom broadband.

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Reply # 63868 15-Mar-2007 23:09
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CrispinMullins: Jenny Keown often writes things that don't make sense. The Herald's coverage of the Jenny Gibb Paratai Drive thing springs to mind. It's not available on the Herald's web site any more, but it was something about Orcon arranging to install a Skype link in lieu of Telecom broadband.

Agreed! She was the one that infamously wrote about W-CDMA being Wireless CDMA.

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Reply # 63872 15-Mar-2007 23:42
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on2it: Technology Story"Telstra decommissioned its CDMA network last year which left Telecom the sole provider of the cellular technology in the region, and customers travelling to Australia were left without adequate roaming options."- Jenny Keown, business 'reporter' http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10428835

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Its not her fault that she didnt go to High School and that she is unable to use this internet webby thingymajig.

Classic Herald advertorialisim at its best though.....Maybe Jenny should be offered a free subscription to GZ so that she CAN "Fact Check" you know like check that something is true before reporting on it.

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Reply # 63887 16-Mar-2007 07:59
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Next on the herald - BREAKING NEWS: THE INTERNET IS NOT JUST A BIG TRUCK YOU CAN DUMP THINGS ON, ITS A SERIES OF TUBES! 




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Reply # 63888 16-Mar-2007 08:04
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CrispinMullins: Jenny Keown often writes things that don't make sense. The Herald's coverage of the Jenny Gibb Paratai Drive thing springs to mind. It's not available on the Herald's web site any more, but it was something about Orcon arranging to install a Skype link in lieu of Telecom broadband.



Here it is:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/search/story.cfm?storyid=000A891D-3C27-15B7-B5BC83027AF1010F Laughing


Orcon spokesman Scott Bartlett said it would send a truck up this afternoon to Paritai Drive to see if she could be connected by satellite via a Skype phone.


EDIT:

Not to mention, Microsoft's Xtra Business, which Telecom has some sort of "long-standing relationship" with (secret lovers, perhaps?):

http://subs.nzherald.co.nz/section/3/story.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10399104

Telecom already had a long-standing commercial re-lationship with Microsoft's Xtra internet business.



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Reply # 63893 16-Mar-2007 08:43
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cokemaster: Next on the herald - BREAKING NEWS: THE INTERNET IS NOT JUST A BIG TRUCK YOU CAN DUMP THINGS ON, ITS A SERIES OF TUBES! 


GZ Team do you think that yourselves headed by Mauricio could point out to Jenny just how wrong she normally is....... Mind you she is possibly just lucky that not many people get this whole "technology thing" and she can get away with printing what she likes.



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  Reply # 63905 16-Mar-2007 09:45
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Nah, it's not her fault (other than personal professionalism).

It's her pathetic editors and moreover, her publishers, who are quite happy to print any old crap to fill up the gaps between their real interest, the paying ads.

In the attention industries you only have to give just enough to attract people's attention long enough to sell those "readership" stats to advertisers. Why spend money generating quality content when the punters will give their attention up for crap?

My take out of all of this is - in the areas I reckon I know a little bit about, the media are completely clueless.

Chances are therefore, in the areas I know nothiing about, the media are more than likely also completely clueless.

So I would take stories in the media with a large grain of salt.

To be fair this is more the case in the lay media -  the odd trade journalist knows what they're talking about because they've been around the traps for years.


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  Reply # 63919 16-Mar-2007 10:40
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The NZ Herald has become more and more tabloid..

I remember the day after the 3 policemen in the recent sex case were aquitted the herald front page the next morning had a half page title "guilty" and the in tiny text in compassison "of other rape"

sure the previous case and its suppression is newsworthy but the designed thier front page to give the impression they were legally guilty in the current case. 

slightly off topic but my point is the hearld never lets the facts get in the way of newspaper sales. 





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  Reply # 63920 16-Mar-2007 10:48
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In other news from that article, sprint is now a handset manufacturer.




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  Reply # 63926 16-Mar-2007 11:04
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Sprint's handsets are MUCH better than those ones that Telecom makes!!!!!111one.

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