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12 April 2012

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Tavurvur, well said.

The introduction of the 2005 mobile competition policy certainly contributed significantly to solidifying the imperative for change in PNG.

No other form of technology has had the ability to neither penetrate our complex social networks nor overcome the significant geographical constraints to the same degree as the mobile telephone.

Rugby league has long been championed as having the ability to unite our fractured nation (courtesy of deep ethnic allegiances), however the major drivers thus far for a united voice has been mobile communications (enabling social networking/internet) and ironically an inept government’s politics without principal.

Interestingly, Metcalfe's law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2).

This has certainly proven to be true in Papua New Guinea. As mobile communications becomes more accessible (enabling social networking/internet) the louder the voice for change becomes.

I support David in thanking Digicel for initiating this change in mind set by making communication affordable.

Thankyou Digicel.

What was once such an evasive luxury has now landed on everyone's finger tips on the streets.

I am excited about our country and I think we can truly say there is reason to be optimistic about the future.

Thankyou again Digicel.

An excellent summing up Tavurvur!

And you know that I, and all the other PNG supporters who contribute to this blog, are right there behind you and all these other PNG people who are showing the paid politicians that they are only there as their representatives.

PNG people are starting to learn that in a democracy it is the people who have the power and the paid politicians have to repect them. But the people have to have this "integrity" which was spoken about in a poem yesterday.

I have fond memories of my time in PNG and I knew plenty of PNG people with integity. But somehow some of the politicians that have been elected over the past 35 years have lost this integity and started to do things which they feel are OK but which are actually corrupt.

The people of PNG now have to show great integrity and show them where they have gone wrong.

I guess that some of the Judiciary have also lost their integity too. But the ones I know I feel have not lost their integrity so I don't know enough about them to comment.

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