Big retail never got it

Gerry Harvey (and @harveynormanau ) has become the visible target of the online shopper recently with his comments regarding GST and a ‘level playing field’. Technically, he’s correct, but his approach and methods work best for a certain demographic on shallow, sensationalist popular television – in the faster moving, better informed blogosphere, he’s experienced a …

kids were much cooler in my day

It’s true! sadly. If you’re not convinced, just check these two images from NASA. They depict global temperature anomalies over the course of a decade. The top one is the most recent: 2000-01-01 to 2009-12-31, while the bottom is a decade from my youth: 1970-01-01 to 1979-12-31. Quite the little climate vandals, ain’t we?Click through …

Put the #wikileaks heat on your bank

Donation payment channels to Wikileaks are being choked off by political pressure. The US State Department have had words with Paypal, Visa and Mastercard and all three have withdrawn their services despite Wikileaks not breaking any laws. Check out this statement from DataCell, the hosting company that provides the payment gateway to Wikileaks donations. Then, …

blackberry playbook ‘sneak peek’

OK, a second post about #MoMoMelb. I’ve already had a bit of a moan about Monday’s event so you might think I’m dead against them. No, wouldn’t want to give that impression – consider this constructive criticism 😉 One of the generous sponsors of MoMoMelb is Blackberry, all these events have their sponsors – it …

the green fisherman…

Really saddens me to see recent stories regarding new marine parks and sanctuaries lead to ill informed, populist, knee jerk responses from fellow fishermen. Firstly: conservationists, or ‘greenies’, the word so many fishermen spit out without any clue as to the meaning. What do greenies want? In this case, they want better living conditions for …