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Millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the earth until their historic extinction at the end of the Mesozoic era.
Personally, I'm thrilled I don't share the sidewalk with a Tyrannosaurus Rex but did you know that several species of birds survived the extinction event 65 million years ago, and modern birds today carry on the dinosaur lineage?
This adds a whole new element to the birds that perch on the railing of the NBN Co Discovery Truck, tweeting dangerously as we discuss the science of optical fibre inside.
You might be wondering why I am writing about dinosaurs - it's because of some really awesome new ways museums are bringing dinosaurs and palaeontology to life for young students via high-speed broadband.
A common theme of frustration among visitors to the NBN Co Discovery Truck is that some have been struggling with poor TV reception for years - especially in the regional areas we have been visiting.
A common question is: "will the NBN fix my TV reception?"
It's an interesting answer.
If you're in Sydney, don't miss your opportunity to see the NBN Co truck (and get free entry to CeBIT!)
The Truck had more than 2,000 people through in the first day of CeBIT, with visitors keen to get their hands on the NBN equipment and hear first-hand from the National Broadband Network team.
Fri 18 mayComment
Sydneysiders, here's your chance to get up close and personal with the National Broadband Network team and tech at CeBIT 2012.
The NBN Co Discovery Truck will be at CeBIT (yep, we are actually driving the whole 23 tonne prime mover through the doors of the exhibition centre and onto the show floor), and we invite you to visit us with free entry to the whole show -- normally $40.
This is the first appearance of the NBN Co Discovery Truck in Sydney, after completing its tour of Tasmania and Victoria.
Have you ever stopped to tally up how many things are connected to the internet at home? You may only think you have one or two, but chances are that you actually have many more.
If you ever find your internet is feeling sluggish, it may well be because all those devices are competing for a share of your home internet connection.
According to global networking giant Cisco, there will be 50 billion devices on the internet by 2020.
How many are already in your home?