Posted by Zwbdc, Saturday, 17th December 2016 @ 7:17am
I came across this post on Facebo0k by Michael Henningwhich defines our principles as a media house ·
Keep this philosophy in mind the next time you hear, or are about to repeat a rumour.
In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance, who ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students … ?”
“Wait a moment,” Socrates replied. “Before you tell me, I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Test of Three.”
“Test of Three?”
“That’s correct,” Socrates continued.
“Before you talk to me about my student let’s take a moment to test what you’re going to say. The first test is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”
“No,” the man replied, “actually I just heard about it.”
“All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second test, the test of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?”
“No, on the contrary …”
“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him even though you’re not certain it’s true?”
The man shrugged, a little embarrassed. Socrates continued, “You may still pass though because there is a third test – the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?”
“No, not really …”
“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me at all?”
The man was defeated and ashamed and said no more.
This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem. It also explains why Socrates never found out that Plato was banging his wife.
Posted by Zwbdc, Friday, 12th August 2016 @ 9:34am
Because the world is changing and the problems are becoming real. Problems of city council are now becoming bigger than just infrastructure as society moves into a century of social change.
The internet has opened up the world like an oyster and is revealing her good and her bad. No more can you commit a crime and not be on video somewhere. CC cameras are being installed as part of security systems both in the home and in the street. The criminals are also learning how to use technology for their own good and I have seen this.
I tried as an ordinary person to report on this, though my voice is heard nothing, is being done, because those in authority, don’t know what to do. I thought by entering politics I could guide the right people to act in the right way.
Paper voting once again proved, unless we change we are doomed to an existence that has not changed in 30 years.
The written word is more powerful than the spoken as it is recorded for all to see. The picture speaks even louder. Putting the two together and you have unspeakable power for good or bad.
Good leaves the story to talk for its self, whilst the bad changes that story with digital effects to a new version. Ignorance can’t be ignorant any longer.
Posted by Zwbdc, Thursday, 18th February 2016 @ 9:12am
Arthur Goldstuck mentions in his article Gadget : The broadband narrows about South Africa’s State of the Nation address, which stated that broadband roll-out was given two sentences: “Government will fast track the implementation of the first phase of broadband roll-out to connect more than five thousand government facilities in eight district municipalities over a three year period. Funding to the tune of 740 million rand over a three year period has been allocated in this regard.”
Back in the 15th century, when sailors began exploring the world beyond their own continents, it took courage and expertise to navigate through the rough straits that often gave passage from a wild sea to a calm bay, or between clusters of rock that blocked such passage. The metaphor it provided for…
I second him when I found out that the fibre optic cable for Cape Town went out but has not reached the home or office. The problem lies in municipal approval and in Telkom monopoly. This picture shows the extent of fibre optics in Cape Town which has not yet been deployed.
ZWBDC attended the Optical Fibre Network to discuss the future of Fibre to the home.
The first speaker was from Xtera Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: XCOM) which specializes in network infrastructure that delivers maximum capacity, reach and value. By offering a worldwide network of terrestrial and submarine optical cable they enable cross inter-continental communication. They are already deployed in more …….