* Posts by Barry 16

6 posts • joined 9 Jul 2010

The ‘subversive adult Disneyland’ where iPods track your every move

Barry 16
Meh

Nice idea but...

I find the O device a bit frustrating because you are often looking at an artwork and want to know something about it. You press the button to determine your location and then need to scroll through a list of nearby artworks and try to see if the photos on the device matches what you are looking at. Sometimes the location isn't detected correctly.

If we really must give up on wall plaques then I would prefer something where you can just scan (eg via a barcode) the artwork you are looking at so it goes straight to the info. After a while I just get a sore neck from looking down at the device and look around without information instead...

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The Register's iPhone app gets a makeover

Barry 16

Re: you have an app?

I didn't know there was a mobile site.. There is no "mobile version" link on the home page and the site doesn't automatically redirect to the mobile site on my iphone.

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Map of Tasmania to be redrawn

Barry 16

Open licensing

Would have been nice to see some mention of "Open Data" in their information sheet. I would like to see open licensing as part of the plan so that data can be re-published on projects like Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap or any anything else someone might want to create.

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Data.gov.au loses dedicated staff

Barry 16

Outreach

Outreach is actually an important part of the site. For example the state governments of SA and WA still want to *charge* for their state electoral boundary GIS data and have restrictive licensing whereas the Qld government release their data free of charge with a Creative Commons license.

Some agencies still need to be convinced about the benefits of open data and we need people to do it.

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Foxtel gets closer to Austar swoop

Barry 16

They are virtually one company already

Nothing much will change. Austar uses Foxtel's satellites already and they don't compete in the same regions (Austar regional, Foxtel metro). So there is very little competition already.

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Australia unbans the internet

Barry 16

Missing a state

Not too impressed that Reg left the state of Tasmania off the map of Australia...

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