Dr Mumbo

Back to the future with the NBN

Dr Mumbo hasn’t been much into computer games since being comprehensively beaten in a game of Pong by his four-year-old sister during his formative years.

So there was a mix of apprehension and delight when the latest NBN advertising campaign featuring enthusiastic video gamers was brought to his attention.

The game console shown, Dr Mumbo is reliably informed, is actually from this original stock image, with the cable photoshopped out to give it a more ‘modern’ feel.

Some unkind critics have suggested the age of the technology in the ad merely reflects the time taken to get creative concepts through NBN’s rigorous and through approval processes.

Dr Mumbo though would rather think it’s the agency’s kindly attempt not to scare failed gamers and luddites like him as we timidly explore the treacherous world of early 2000s-era broadband.


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