- The last lecture took you on a journey through the
history of communications and highlighted the significant
developments which has enabled us to build mankind's
biggest and most complex machine - the global
- Today's journey exits the time domain to explore the
fundamental truths which underpin the operation of this
- Like all fundamental truths you will need to take most
of what I say on trust.
- As a result of todays adventure into the
"mechanics" of "THE MACHINE" you will
be better placed to understand the basis behind much of
what you will learn in the latter lectures.
- From today's lecture you will see that much
of the unfilled expectations made of "THE
MACHINE" from a policy perspective can be traced to
very simple matters of physics which influence every
thread of every layer which make up what is a very
complex system in deed.
- SO LET THE MIND GAMES BEGIN!