Turned to writing at 60, reckon that'll do for the next 30 years, then I'll become a musician - after that, who knows, maybe a wizard...

What now for the NBN? Answers to questions from iTWire.

What now for the NBN? Answers to questions from iTWire.

I have been asked by iTWire to provide my thoughts on where the NBN should go from here as the rollout of the network is announced as completed. The article appeared on 20 July 2020 and can be read here. My full answers to the questions submitted are as follows : I...

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Game of Votes

Game of Votes

Just as Game of Thrones seems likely to end with a whimper, leaving someone in charge as corrupted by the process of getting there as the psychopath who crumbled under the weight of the rubble that killed the incumbent – Cersei Lannister – the Game of Votes may well end up proving that the more things change, the more they stay the same…

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Oregon Pain – Experts on Fakery

Oregon Pain – Experts on Fakery

The so called Oregon Petition is a good example of how to create an illusion of scientific argument by using the language of expertise and ignoring relevance.

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Why do I do what I do – my manifesto

Why do I do what I do – my manifesto

After I quit my business almost three years ago, I am often asked by friends and people I meet "why do I do what I do"? My answer is a variation on the the theme of having found my purpose in writing, which is true. But like everyone that writes - or engages in any...

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Independent media continues to grow!

Independent media continues to grow!

Independent media continues to grow apace, while mainstream media is at best stagnant. Independent media grew by 9.7% in February 2019, compared to a paltry 1.1% at the big end of media town. A piece I wrote a couple of months ago resonated with readers and spurred me...

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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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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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