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February 28, 2021

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Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Dave Lisle, Goonengerry

For Helena Norberg-Hodge, rejecting 5G is a ‘no brainer’ (14 October). Apparently, 5G is a technological ‘giant leap’ aimed at speeding things up, taking our jobs, and enhancing the dominance of the one per cent.

But what, I wonder, is an appropriate level of technology? And how might we unscramble the egg? These are complex dilemmas, not ‘no brainers’.

Is the 4G network, through which I just accessed her Local Futures website (via, heaven forbid, the internet), okay? What about 3G? 2G?

Perhaps another Luddite rebellion will unite us. We’ll tear digital society down, revert to analogue, and Helena can disseminate her views via fax. That’s fine, I have a bicycle, a few cassette tapes and a bit of vinyl.

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