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Thursday, September 29, 2005

RBGAN Internet Cafe: Thurs 29 Sept, Day 5 of race

Here we are in Victoria Square and the Aurora team have just crossed the finish line - go you Aussies! Chatted to the Aurora team manager who mentioned what a great difference it made being able to use the rbgan for communications whilst on route.

Whilst in the past he would dictate his team reports to a colleague via telephone, this year, with the aid of the rbgan terminal, they were able to upload reports directly to the web, check emails and even web-surf right in the middle of the desert. Revolutionary!