Maxwell in 1864 “We have strong reason to conclude that light itself (including radiant heat and other radiation, if any) is an electromagnetic disturbance in the form of waves propagated through the electro-magnetic field according to electro-magnetic laws.”
Professor of Experimental Physics The Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge 1871-1878
Maxwell’s Contributions to “Encyclopaedia Britannica” ATOM ATTTRACTION CAPILLARY ACTION CONSTITUTION OF BODIES ETHER FARADAY HARMONIC ANALYSIS DIAGRAMS DIFFUSION
Ivan Tolstoy (Maxwell’s Biographer) “Maxwell's importance in the history of scientific thought is comparable to Einstein’s (whom he inspired) and to Newton’s (whose influence he curtailed)”
Albert Einstein "The special theory of relativity owes its origins to Maxwell's equations of the electromagnetic field."
Albert Einstein "Since Maxwell's time, physical reality has been thought of as represented by continuous fields, and not capable of any mechanical interpretation. This change in the conception of reality is the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton"
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“…our goal is simple: within this parliament we want Britain to have the best superfast broadband network in Europe.” Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, 8th June 2010
BDUK Goals 1.To ensure delivery of the 2Mbps Universal Service Commitment within the lifetime of this parliament (2015). 2.To ensure this country has the best superfast broadband in Europe by the end of this parliament (2015). 3.To ensure the efficient use of funding to deliver Universal Service Commitment and Superfast Broadband. 4.To assist other Government initiatives which are dependent upon customers ability to access Broadband based services.
Map of Scotland Scotland Census 2001 Census output areas with population density greater than 50 inhabitants per square kilometer shown in RED. Elsewhere the population is sparser.
Reflections on Maxwell’s Work Copper Wires, Fibre Optic Cables and Ether are all conductors of electromagnetism… We now need for a Grand Unified Theory for the EFFECTIVE DISTRIBUTION of these Electromagnetic Waves to ALL CITIZENS A Scottish Internet Exchange (SIX), Digital Village Pumps and a sensible way of sharing assets for the so-called “Final Third” are vital components of this Grand Unified Theory.
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Scotland can (and probably should) lead the UK on innovation for provisioning NGA to the final third - simply because so much of the country is so sparsely populated! Leadership on the Final Third
RED TAPE AND VESTED INTERESTS EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT MODELS BE AMBITIOUS WITH THE TECHNOLOGY BE INCLUSIVE, NOT EXCLUSIVE
Stuck in National Treacle BIG SIX STATUS-QUO “OPEN” NETWORKS EQUIVALENCE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM PIA AND OFCOM REMEDIES STATE AID & STATE SUBSIDIES UNFUNDABLE PAYBACK PERIODS RACING TO INFINITY (AND 2012)
BE AMBITIOUS WITH THE TECHNOLOGY EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT MODELS BE INCLUSIVE, NOT EXCLUSIVE UNDERSTAND HOW THINGS WORK
Stuck in National Treacle BIG SIX STATUS-QUO “OPEN” NETWORKS EQUIVALENCE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM PIA AND OFCOM REMEDIES STATE SUBSIDIES UNFUNDABLE PAYBACK PERIODS RACING TO INFINITY (AND 2012) “SHOW ME HOW IT DOOS”
MARKET STRUCTURES AMBITOUS TECHNOLOGY PLANS INNOVATIVE MODELS INCLUSIVE ROLL-OUTS UNDERSTAND HOW THINGS WORK LOCAL COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP LOCAL COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP