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| Wednesday 3 December 2002
Bang smack in the middle of a public park exists a great
big ten, the Telecom Shed to be exact. Never one to be overjoyed at big
business intruding into a public place I was at first very cynical.
Free entry, friendly staff and most importantly buckets
full of the latest technology soon changed my mind. You see the thing
about the latest technology is that no really knows how to use it and
is thus secured of it. Well my friends be afraid no more fiddle, hack
play with all this technology at the shed for free courtesy of Telecom.
Of course the really great thing about new technology is
that even the inventors and experts really have no idea what it can be
used for. We here at The Boating Info Centre present 10 ways to
while away many an hour at the shed.
Take a photo of yourself or even better of a nearby attractive
member of the public and send to friends email addresses via the
latest mobile phones.
Make all those anonymous phone calls for free from the various
cellphones located around the shed. Useful for having fun at a friends
Ever wondered what all those gizmo's on the latest model cellphones
actually do? Find out Telecom has their latest models on display.
Laugh at the Swedish programmers that did not realise yachts tacked
upwind. Makes Victory's challenge all the more impressive!
Stand in front of the big screens linking the shed with Wellington
and Christchurch and invent a new means of communication. Or just
laugh at others doing nothing but waving for two minutes.
Make a video of yourself and send it to your friends via email.
Use the base facilities to surf the web and send free emails
Watch a new release movie streamed through Jetstream.
Play on the Xbox's. Wonder when Microsoft will attempt a sailing
|Take part in a grinding competition on a part replica of a Team
New Zealand hull.
I am beginning to think Telecom should sponsor this site!
If you find any fun things to do at the shed please let
us know. Not nearly as much fun but the Telecom Shed can also be visited
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