Last night I slept outside along with 250-odd other CEOs in the NSW chapter of the CEO Sleepout. With the help of my amazing group of friends and relatives, I raised $5,220 for this cause that raised in total $4.75m to combat homelessness. To put that in perspective, last year’s sleep out raised $2.5m; the… Read More
Has the Sun set on Apple?
Late in 1984, as a spotty year 10 student, I found myself in a city computer store fooling around with a computer unlike any other. I’d already had a few years cutting my teeth on Sinclair’s ZX81, and my local high school’s solitary green-screen Apple IIe. But in front of me was the combination of… Read More
How will the nerds vote on Saturday?
Two things never to discuss with your hairdresser: religion and politics. Why? Probably because our opinions are hard to justify with logic or facts, leaving only emotion leading to passion, leading to punch-ups. In the race to the bottom this campaign, what started out as the least relevant policies for the average voter have suddenly… Read More
When paternalism goes wrong
In November 2007, Australia voted to change the party that runs Federal Parliament. For many of us, there were some promising, if not particularly radical, platforms that Kevin Rudd and his new front bench would take as a mandate for their government. One that was barely fleshed out and not laboured much was its policy… Read More
Taking the brain outside the box
Let’s say you’ve given yourself the job of thinking into the future of IT. You want to know the strategic technologies and trends within IT that you’ll have to be across to stay ahead of the game. I’m not talking about next week, next month or even next year. Try 5 – 10 years from… Read More
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m new to blogging. Just when I get the hang of it there are so many other ways to communicate with your ‘followers’ out there. I’m already on Facebook and Twitter (see my tweets to the right…) – but for those of us with real lives, how do we find the… Read More