DTT: the information pesticide

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The “Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) has arrived” advertisement is a trick and it’s paid for with our money.

It’s not true that it has arrived on earth, it’s always been there: below ground, it’s been born dead, or perhaps it’s never been born.

DTT, (acronym curiously similar to that of DDT), was born after the Constitutional Court’s 2002 decree 466 which established that no-one could own more than two television channels. So that this decree could not be implemented, (Am I the only one who thinks this way?) the Government passed the Gasparri law “ad televisionem” (he doesn’t know!)

To use DTT you need a decoder or set-top box and public money has been set aside to pay for this.
DTT is being publicised with public money.
Whose money? Ours! And who gets the money?
Perhaps those who manufacture the set-top boxes and the owners of the television channels, who are buying football games, the only thing that DTT seems to be useful for.

There’s talk of the “digital divide”, a term used by the mouthful at conferences, meaning that there is a gap between those who have access to information through the Internet and those who don’t.
Instead of investing in a technologabortion, we should be investing in the Internet, in ADSL, and in Wifi.
The Internet has millions of sites, is interactive and allows choice. You can do everything using the Internet. Are you telling me that DTT will be able to compete with the Internet?

Oh yes! DTT will compete with the Internet in Italy; in fact it will beat it hands down. But only in Italy where we are already ahead on this road.
In fact, according to the World Economic Forum, we are at position 44 in the world for the spread and use of the Internet and computers, the last among the industrialised countries.

People like Confalonieri, Stanca, Gasparri, Tronchetti slow down the progress of our country. They are robbing us of our future.
Last in innovation, but first in ditìtì (DTT).

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hi, i'm looking for giuseppe desio , help please i'm an old old friend and i know he used to be active on here

Posted by: andy edmondson | August 22, 2007 06:20 PM


hi, i'm looking for giuseppe desio , help please i'm an old old friend and i know he used to be active on here

Posted by: andy edmondson | August 22, 2007 06:20 PM


Well, everybody, everywhere has his own shit. Somewhere comes out somewherelse it doesn't. So the difference is somebody to reveil the truth: Italy has BEPPE GRILLO!!!

Posted by: Luigi | October 13, 2005 01:59 PM


What is this?
WHo is covering with shit what??
This blog is about showing the reality of the italian governament, the realities of misled consumers around the world, ecology, health and many other things that are important for italians as any other people around the world.
Most non-italians knows more about what kind of problems italy has today then any italians, becouse they can see it from a distance.. we, the italians have problems enough reading between the lines of a corrupted information.

And fot that ohter guy meaning we are showing off here in english...:
1) Italy would have had less problems if more people were actually showing off how good they are inglish, instead of showing the world how bad we are at it.
2) It is no show-off. It is a way to comunicate with the rest of the world.

Peace.

Posted by: Daniele Bonvicini | October 13, 2005 10:46 AM


I want to applaud to Beppe's english blog! So that all my international friends can understand how much a great italian like him does love his country. Some others, instead, seem to prefer just to hide the shit... concealing our problems (assuming we have problems... yes, we have indeed) wouldn't lead us any far. Being honest and denouncing them, will make us look in the right direction... at least.

Cheers,

Luca

Posted by: Luca Palmili | October 12, 2005 03:21 PM


I live in a foreign country, and all they say are stupid and false things. They just repeat what they hear about Italy. But if you have the balls to defend your country, let them see the beauty of Italy. And let them recognize the bullshits they have in thir countries.

Example (personal case): They think and say that Berlusconi is a Dux who control 6 Television. After lettin them seeing italian television they admitted that is not true.

Instead of defend your country you are ready to say to other "YES YOU?RE RIGHT!!".
But do you have an idea of how many bullshits are in other countries? And why we do know nothing about them?? Because they defend their countries!!

Posted by: Maurizio Ferrante | October 12, 2005 09:54 AM


Maurizio Fero wrote:

>Beppe! You can now cover with every kind of shit
>your mother country in front of other countries!

*** What does it mean? No one is covering our country with crap here. The side of Italy object of main discussions in this blog is not our country, or at least is not "my" country, "my" country is the other side of Italy.

This "self made laws" side of country is the shame of Italy under foreing eyes, have you ever read something about this on real free foreign press or what's the world idea of actual Italian situation?

Our actual legislature is blotching our country with facts, making Italy image falling down into the shallow of the world.

Regards

Posted by: Giampaolo Molinari | October 11, 2005 09:26 PM


Ahhh well done! An english version!

Now we can develope the anti-italianism!! Let other people read how much we hate our country. Congratulation Beppe! You can now cover with every kind of shit your mother country in front of other countries!

The hero of 2005.... bahh... I would call him the traitor of the Nation.

Posted by: Maurizio Fero | October 11, 2005 04:45 PM


For anybody who wants to take a look to some FREE internet tv channels, getting rid of all that DTT bull, please follow these links:

http://mediahopper.com/portal.htm (up to 1000 channels)

http://www.coolstreaming.it/

Also, check out the damn good new Winamp 5.1 (it's FREE!) where you can get Shoutcast TV for FREE!

That's true, guys. Ain't getting paid for this, just surfing around and sharing freedom of choice.

Bye bye DTT!

Posted by: Riccardo Simiele | October 11, 2005 03:16 PM


Wow, Ceka strikes again!
Well done, but the poem wasn't that bad, was it?
DTT - Don't Touch This (link, will you please?):

http://www.4to40.com/poems/print.asp?article=poems_stupidlanguage

Have a good day!

Posted by: Riccardo Simiele | October 11, 2005 02:47 PM


>>well done, beppe!!!
>>Now also in english!!
>>but there´s a refuse in the text:
>>you have written DTT instead of DDT!!!

>>That´s not exactly a good start ;) !!!!


>DTT stands for Digital Terrestrial Television >(DTT)

yes...
but before there was writtem
DTT, (acronym curiously similar to that of DTT)..
but now is correct, so, no problem!

Posted by: marco Ferrari | October 11, 2005 12:03 PM


are there any real non-italian on this english version or is it only for us italians who want to show off?

Posted by: allah bindur | October 11, 2005 08:57 AM

show off??don't be so bad to us...

the english version of the website is a sort of experiment. we are here to see what happens....

if nobody writes do you think any foreigner will?
for what??
to speak about Italy within a group of foreigners??
I think the people would like to talk also to us.
and we are saying: here we are!

ciao

Posted by: carlos juan chiatti | October 11, 2005 11:53 AM


>are there any real non-italian on this english >version or is it only for us italians who want >to show off?

>Posted by: allah bindur | October 11, 2005 08:57 >AM

they will come, eventually...

i don't think they were out there waiting to see the english version coming out

perhaps we could begin some discussione in order to help google in getting us new friends

tha sad thing is that you think that if real italians are here they're here to show off...

you're the second person today that says so...

so, according to you, italians are not allowed here?

mhhhh

Posted by: Giuseppe De Sio | October 11, 2005 10:34 AM


Hi Beppe...I write u from the forrest..as usually.

it's super nice that u've released the english version of your blog...next step is the spanish version? I relly hope so..u could reach so many people.

well...regards...
DDL

Posted by: Don Durito de la Lacandona | October 11, 2005 10:27 AM


Thanks Beppe.
You are a great-men.

Posted by: Nicola Comune | October 11, 2005 10:26 AM


thanks grilllo to decide to do an english version of your site. I tried to explain to my non-italian girlfirend who you are and what you do, but it was very difficult. now she'll understand.

Posted by: eric otto walliser | October 11, 2005 10:17 AM


are there any real non-italian on this english version or is it only for us italians who want to show off?

Posted by: allah bindur | October 11, 2005 08:57 AM


This is a big chance to let the world know about our opinions, and above all our baaaaaad english!
Bloggers of the world, unite!
:-))))))

Posted by: Cristiano Codispoti | October 11, 2005 08:13 AM


>Grillo is our national conscience laughing at us.

true.

>> before him, the darkness
>You should look around a little more carefully ;)

why? did i miss anything?
Grillo broke the news in a way that, as italian, i was not used to...

>> and he's only a comic, can you believe that?
>> Posted by: Giuseppe De Sio
>Only? laughing destroys mental barriers, keeps >the heart strong and makes him some argent de >poche.

thank God we are still able to laugh

>only?!?!?
>can YOU believe ?

i can :)

>peace

always

>Posted by: R.U. Sirius

yes, i am :)


Posted by: Giuseppe De Sio | October 11, 2005 04:54 AM


Grillo is our national conscience laughing at us.

> before him, the darkness
You should look around a little more carefully ;)

> and he's only a comic, can you believe that?
> Posted by: Giuseppe De Sio
Only? laughing destroys mental barriers, keeps the heart strong and makes him some argent de poche.

only?!?!?
can YOU believe ?

peace

Posted by: R.U. Sirius | October 11, 2005 04:31 AM


that's it

my dear international friends, from now on you will understand why italy has been defined 'the reqal sick man of europe'...

we live in a kind of new medium age, down here in italy...

i lived outside italy for thre years, in uk...

what i understood is that, compared with other countries, italy is ten years behind...

the real soft revolution in Italy started with Grillo, our european hero 2005...

before him, the darkness

and he's only a comic, can you believe that?

Posted by: Giuseppe De Sio | October 11, 2005 01:18 AM


thanks Peppe. Really cool the idea of an English version.
Now i can share my indignation, anger and pain with all my foreigner friends...you'll get soon new readers.

But i am afraid they will never really understand or believe us.
Sometimes even I can hardly believe to the newspapers!

for instance...now we decided to go back in time: no taxes for the catholic church, like the periods before the French Revolution started! Yeee..We want the "ancient regime" back!

Take care guys.
Carlos

Posted by: Carlos Juan Chiatti | October 11, 2005 12:25 AM


Wow!! The english version is a very good news also for italian readers!
Now also foreign people can listen a different voice about our country, welcome to any international friend from an italian reader :)

Posted by: Paolo Regonesi | October 11, 2005 12:12 AM


Compliments Beppe,
now i can send your informations to all my international frineds.

Posted by: vittorio arrigoni | October 10, 2005 09:27 PM


It's good news that this blog now's available in English but most of all I read all these news in Italian 'cause it is best get these infos in the original language!
Digital terrestrial is a technology well used in other countries than Italy: Switzerland, France, United Kingdom and might guarantee a plural offer of tv services and news; not all the broadcasters have enough money to pay xpensive rents for a transponder on a satellite; in this case i'd say that the future will nurture this achievment.
Cheers to everyone and to Beppe

Posted by: Clark Moore | October 10, 2005 07:55 PM


>well done, beppe!!!
>Now also in english!!
>but there´s a refuse in the text:
>you have written DTT instead of DDT!!!

>That´s not exactly a good start ;) !!!!


DTT stands for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT)

Posted by: marco scalandri | October 10, 2005 06:52 PM


"according to the World Economic Forum, we are at position 44 in the world for the spread and use of the Internet and computers, the last among the industrialised countries."

italians always go against the general trend...

Posted by: Giuseppe De Sio | October 10, 2005 06:36 PM


bloody hell, i've just found out about the existence of the english version...

im excited, i really am...

Beppe you gave me the chance to tell the whole world that the italians are not all the same...

Now i'm too happy to write any good thing..

All the best

Posted by: Giuseppe De Sio | October 10, 2005 06:01 PM


Woh....I think this is a prelude for yuor...oooops, OUR next pubblication....

Great BEPPE!!!

Posted by: Davide Bertoli | October 10, 2005 04:56 PM


Ah there we are ALL Italians!

Posted by: luca romano | October 10, 2005 04:22 PM


Cool,

just yesterday I thought that your blog needed an english translations.

Hoping somebodyelse in the world could share with us new info from the world.

Congrats Beppe!!!
Good initiative.

Posted by: gianni fiorati | October 10, 2005 04:13 PM


well done, beppe!!!
Now also in english!!
but there´s a refuse in the text: you have written DTT instead of DDT!!!

That´s not exactly a good start ;) !!!!

Posted by: marco ferrari | October 10, 2005 03:51 PM


Good!!!A new version of your blog.
Well I'd like to know what foreign people think about this DTT...I'm sure they'd laugh because of our old Italian style of life...Internet will be the future...the world is now on your hands Beppe!!!
Go on we are with you...
PS.I'm from Italy but on the Web I feel like to be part of the world. Bye guys...

Posted by: Valerio Rastelletti | October 10, 2005 03:50 PM


Cool!!
Now we have an english version too. Congrats Beppe, this proves that Italy is a big country and this blog is one of the best in the all world.

Gianpiero, Italian resident in Switzerland

Posted by: Gianpiero Pascali | October 10, 2005 03:36 PM


Sometimes it seems like the whole world is tumbling apart, and we just feel like dancers on a high wire. Have a good digital dance, everybody!

p.s. Emiliana Di Carlo, couldn't get u on Grillopedia the other day. Just send an e-mail, if you like. See u around - rickamma@libero.it

Posted by: Riccardo Simiele | October 10, 2005 03:07 PM


Oh, wow. So now this your blog has an english version. Congratulations Beppe! Maybe now someone will start to smile of us also in a foreign country.

Posted by: Marco Trento | October 10, 2005 03:06 PM


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