Oh noes, data caps!

Internet

Icon from the Tango Desktop Project With ISPs mulling data caps in the United States and Canada, their arguments ring true for us here in Australia too.

Streaming, online gaming, downloads, smartphones/tablets switching over to Wifi mode when they are in range, and of course all of the standard stuff like email/web/IM/etc…

Indeed. This is why automated web backup and online video streaming services are im(practical, possible) for most Australians where data caps are the norm, and where in some cases they're actively encoraged for dubious reasons. Of course the NBN and sorely needed government investment will fix everything!!1!!!one! Right?

In the meantime, Stop The Cap! Not referring to baseball caps, though I don't look good in them anyway.

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