Passionate about free speech, human rights, democracy and the politics of change. Commentator and author, occasional poet, sometime translator, creator of The Why Series – changing our world one book at the time.

“Basic Infrastructure for a Good Life”

“Basic Infrastructure for a Good Life”

“It [fibre] is basic infrastructure for a good life”. So ends a new book by Susan Crawford, a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, on the plight of delivering better broadband for Americans. The book “Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution and Why...

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Keep it Simple, Stupid!

Keep it Simple, Stupid!

KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid – was widely used as a slogan in the computer industry throughout the eighties and nineties. “The Office” made it a meme – but it is an adage worth resurrecting as a guiding principle.

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Is an NBN quick fix possible?

Is an NBN quick fix possible?

As we enter 2019 there will likely be increasing excitement about the prospects of a new Labor government taking control of the NBN policy and fixing the mistakes of the last 5 years of Coalition’s NBN policy. For example on New Years’ Day the Australian Financial...

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Lies, fear and obfuscation

Lies, fear and obfuscation

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed about American politics is equally relevant here. As we enter into what may the last Parliamentary sitting week before the next Federal election, I fear it will descend into more lies, fear and obfuscation than ever.

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