Category Archives: Technology & Telco

Open letter to Australians

It is long over-due that the Australian government stops sabotaging the Australian economy. Mel Silva – Managing Director of Google Australia and New Zealand lets them know. ~*~ We need to let you know about new Government regulation that will … Continue reading

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Two months ago, the “experts” said we would all die without it

Despite 6 million downloads, COVIDSafe yet to detect any unknown coronavirus contacts.

Posted in Federal Politics, Technology & Telco, Wasteful Spending | 27 Comments

The non-mandatory app

Huge debate raging on social media – the non-mandatory tracing app that the Morrison government (or is it the unelected, unaccountable, unconstitutional “National Cabinet”) is foisting upon us. Now it turns out that Barnaby Joyce has the right approach – … Continue reading

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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