Category Archives: Technology & Telco

Linemen For The Country

As Australians Google Depression recipes, two millionaires squabble                                         Only in a second-rate nation would two former leaders fight for history’s honours – over telephone wiring. Before Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison sabotaged the NBN after 2013, Oz was on track for 98% full-fibre to … Continue reading

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The tech-lash is so March 2020

The ACCC just can’t help themselves – to be fair they have been relaxing a lot of their anti-business regulations – they are still stuck with the notion that so-called big-tech is a problem.  ACCC chairman Rod Sims has vowed … Continue reading

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Anti-tech silliness

From a long think piece in the AFR: Decades from now, historians will likely look back on the beginning of the 21st century as a period when the smartest minds in the world’s richest country sank their talent, time and … Continue reading

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Crap about tech

News Corp technology journalist, Jennifer Dudley Nicholson, had a list of seven things that “big tech” needs to do to “regain our trust” in the Daily Telegraph yesterday. Don’t be evil anymore (and start by being upfront) Stop tracking us when … Continue reading

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The Australian doesn’t handle criticism

That post at The Australian was in response to this story by Alan Kohler: If someone told us 30 or 40 years ago that there would be a global publisher with 2.45 billion readers that would publish virtually anything without … Continue reading

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The AFR has found another comedy writer

I miss the late Peter Ruehl – satirist at the AFR for many years. He had a dry wickedly funny writing style.  Today, however, the AFR published a laugh-out-loud comedian. Kevin Rudd. Who could ever have known the man had talent … Continue reading

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Anti-trust targets size

From the WSJ: In the early days of DoubleClick, a prospective employee asked what my ultimate goals were for the newly formed internet advertising company. With the arrogance of a young startup founder, I responded, “To be broken up by … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics, Free Enterprise, Oppressive government, Technology & Telco | 28 Comments


I received the following email this morning. Your tickets have been cancelled Your tickets for The Deplorables | MELBOURNE have been cancelled. So I wrote to the organisers to ask why. I personally never expect the show to go on, but why cancel? This was the reply: Hello … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy and bullshit

Following the terrorist attack in Christchurch last week the Morrison government (and others) is seizing the opportunity to blame social media companies. Here is Scott Morrison on Twitter: Shocking – 69 minutes. Now this isn’t a criticism of the NZ … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Taking out the trash, Technology & Telco, Terrorism | 84 Comments


Who would have thought that the otherwise respectable MIT Technology Review would have an infestation of Luddites. Yet the evidence to plain to see.  In a feature called The 10 worst technologies of the 21st century they offer up the following … Continue reading

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