There is not likely to be a shortage of accessible mixed rock anywhere in the world —
even the Sahara desert and Brazil are underlaid with till from ancient glaciations (John, 1980)
— only a shortage of environmentally constructive systems set up for quarrying, grinding,
distributing and recycling the nutrients; and a lack of awareness of the need.
Convergence is a word many of us in the industry grow weary of hearing.
It oozed from the mouths of marketers during the dot-com explosion and
even during its violent implosion. Now, as our market moves from survival
to recovery mode, the word has begun to take on a life of its own once
again. It seems that convergence is as popular in the telecom world as
other over-used catch phrases such as Next-Generation Networks (NGN),
Quality of Service (QoS), and Scalable Networks.