The feature article, “Myths of the NBN” presents the implementation of the National Broadband Network has aroused much appraisal and debate in regards to its communal and financial benefits. In a procreative, sarcastic tone, the writer emphasises how unreliable and insufficient the “Top Ten Myths, behind Fibre Policy,” are, classifying the combination of damning written and visual evidence with a reflective but sardonic tone. In Contrast Peter Nicholson takes a very different approach to the issue through his visualisation of the National Broadband Network. This anti-NBN cartoon, supports the written piece by Terry McCrann titled “Broadband fairytale NBN’s latest chapter,” (published in the Herald Sun), in a cynical tone, he ridicules the unattainable proposals diminishing on the negative effects that the NBVN will cost Australia.
The writer of the feature article, “Myths of the NBN”, begins by personalising the issue with his description, Australia’s biggest ever infrastructure project, requires better critiques than those coming from “economists such as Peter J Cox.” The writer’s step-by-step account, claiming Cox’s Myths “are themselves based on Myth’s,” this conveys its repetitiveness of faulty argument, leading the reader to reject them. Highly sarcastic language makes Stilgherrian’s piece of writing more moving. The writer’s description of Cox having “poor assumptions” and “technical misunderstandings” highlights the fact that Cox provides theory purely on the advice of mythology, showing limitations of his alterations. The lack of assurance conveyed in the above words, is reinforced by detailed descriptions of the National Broadband Network as “false logic”, “myths”, “history” and “nuisance”. The article’s constant emphasis on “Myths of the NBN,” is erratic hypothesis nature and an appeal to reader’s assurance is rightfully adapting to what is truth rather than fictional material built upon false resources.
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In “Broadband fairytale NBN’s latest chapters” (Herald Sun, 25 November, 2010), Terry McCrann opposes the National Broadband Network, criticizing the NBN along the lines of “fairytale”, clearly demonstrating, Terry McCrann’s sense of sarcasm tone towards the NBN. He opens with emotive language and evocative images, such as “bench of platitudes” which are ‘undisclosed assumptions”. Having established the generalisation, of seriousness of accusations, Terry McCrann draws on the authoritative experience and advice of ACC Chief Graeme Samuel and other NBN Squikers, in evident, supporting the ways, National Broadband Network’s infrastructure should be removed, addressing the NBN as a problem rather than a benefit to Australia. The tone established by the writer is sombre and intended to highlight the movement of mockery and sarcasm, more to a sensationalist, to a restrained and authoritative tone, as he informs us a “powerful case”, either Conroy or Quigley intended nothing “a case for them both to be sacked.” This persuades the reader that the information provided by “NBN Squikers” is opinions which are harmful and unbeneficial rather than benefiting individuals and foreseeing the future generation.
In comparison, both Stilgherrian and Terry McCrann positions the reader to, choose between the pros and cons, impacting National Broadband Network, reflecting Australia. For Stilgherrian, the National Broadband Network, is indeed “Australia’s biggest-ever infrastructure project” targeting the critiques of Cox, using phrases such as “poor assumptions”, “technical misunderstandings” implying mythology critiques is none other than based on myths without solid proof of its existences. Stilgherrian depicts “Myths of the NBN”, as anonymous, ruthless and potentially lethal weapons. These terms suggesting a lack of understanding, personalities, implying that those who commit such false assumptions are fictional material are built upon false resources. On the other hand, Terry McCrann, addressing the National Broadband Network is a unnecessary infrastructure, a problem rather a solution for Australia. In using sarcasm, “fairytale”, “junked”, “bleeding obvious”, “thrown away” are comebacks in which state the obvious that the National Broadband Network in means of a train wreck just waiting to happen. In this way, both writers’ position readers to view the National Broadband Network in means of whether Australia should as a nation invest in the NBN and weep the consequences later or the NBN is harmless and beneficial to Australia.
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In “Broadband” the cartoon, by Peter Nicholson, creates a visual representation opposing the NBN; simply classifying the National Broadband Network is exclusively big to cover the whole of Australia. Peter Nicholson symbolises the concepts of “Broadband” as a large wheel barrel, merely interpretation used to stand for larger concepts and ideas. “Bewdy another Stimulus Package” shows the sarcasm, demonstrating the NBN is just another “Stimulus Package”. The long trial of Broadband, which covers mountains, through to deserted areas, visualizing the meaningless and waste of time, money and infrastructure being inserted in the National Broadband Network in deserted country lands, eliciting the reader’s sympathy and concern. The image is intentionally used to bring about the useless reasoning for the existing of the BNB, but also conveys the manually labour and time consuming caused by implantation and infrastructure of the NBN.
Peter Nicholson’s cartoon sends a clear message; the National Broadband Network is a complete waste of time. In mockery, the “Broadband” is bigger than Australia, implying Australia is not in need for a large-infrastructure. In contrast Terry McCrann adapts the same point of view, engaging the reader, in which a project such as the National Broadband Network is a deadline, which limits opportunities for Australia such as, education, financially and economically. Nevertheless, Stilgherrian, the NBN is a great investment, enlarging the National Broadband Network, enlarges Australia’s ability to expand as a country. Additionally all three critiques from Stilgherrian, Terry McCrann and Peter Nicholson all presents strong arguments in reasoning their strong beliefs and standards for the National Broadband Network.
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Terry McCrann and Peter Nicholson’s both suggest negative effects, pointing out Australia’s un-want towards the National Broadband, leaving the reader, neglecting the NBN on grounds, its insufficient for Australia, therefore Australia would well be provided for rather than money being invested for the NBN. Despite the negative impacts of Terry McCrann and Peter Nicholson, Stilgherrian has opposite views and rather seeing the National Broadband as an asset rather a liability to Australia.