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"Broadband" by Australia Telecom (1992)

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The first picture looks like it's from the '60s.

April 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The best comment on our "Blinking and beeping" future is in this clip from AIRPLANE II (at about 4:55 minutes in):

April 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterA.R.Yngve

It'll never happen! How come Stephen Hawking was talking to him when he pressed his thumb into the scanner?

May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMikhael

Apparently people in Australia communicate through the Command and Conquer games...

June 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow,Awesome pictures.
siva" REL="nofollow">Sunshine Coast

November 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersiva

Even back in 92 this shit would be stupid

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJimmy

The only two parts of this that are pure fantasy are the "security thumb-scanner" and the apparent importance of an Australian company in big international mining/oil deal.
Neither of which is particularly convincing.
Boasting about the broadband speed is also a bit funny, it's usually whining about how slow the network that's the norm.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Hate to be a follicle-splitter, but the name of the company was Telecom Australia, not Australia Telecom - the successor to the PMG, and the predecessor to Telstra.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCJ

Hey Jeff, look up 'BHP Billiton' in wikipedia and read the first line.

I wish you luck in your ongoing war battle with ignorance.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHarbrow

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