This week I started a cool new job at Newsroom, one of New Zealand's premier independent media companies. I'll be their Chief Product Officer for a few days a week, and also writing my weekly technology column for the site. As I noted in my LinkedIn profile, I'll be responsible for
I've been doing a lot of writing recently. While I'm taking a break from the book world, I've been full-on with a new blog and my weekly newspaper column. Here are a few quick highlights...
My new blog about blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Blocksplain, has been making an impact in the emerging
It's been over five years now since I left ReadWriteWeb. During that time I wrote and published two books - Trackers (2014) and Presence (2016). But it was time for a change in 2018, so I've started up a new tech blog. That's because I've become obsessed, in a healthy
We're now a couple of weeks into the new year and it's an exciting time for several key Internet technologies. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are enjoying an almost Dot Com level of hype right now, while Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality continue to impress. I covered all of this and more
Every December I write a blog post looking back at the leading technology trends of the year. I first started doing this in 2004, when Read/Write Web was my personal blog. That was also the year "Web 2.0" was named, denoting the trend of using the Web as a platform.
Every week I write a technology column for Stuff, New Zealand's largest news media website. In a recent column, I wrote about controlling your social media diet. It struck a chord with many people.
The problem is that social media is addictive and - to continue the diet metaphor - full
I've written five articles over the past month on Stuff, New Zealand's largest news website. By far the most contentious was my column on Twitter, about how the tone of conversation on Twitter has gone from banal to brutal over the past decade. The point I was trying to make
My weekly columns on Stuff, New Zealand's biggest news website, continue to generate interesting comments on the site and good feedback on social media. Last month we had a general election in New Zealand, so a couple of my columns focused on the tech policies of the major parties. Since
In July I started a new column at Stuff, New Zealand's largest news website. As well as appearing online, my weekly columns sometimes make it into The Dominion Post (look out for it every Wednesday, in the Technology section).
My columns have been getting a lot of comments on the Stuff
Last week I finished the second draft of my next science fiction novel. My goal now is to find a publisher for it, which probably means I'll need to find a literary agent. If I don't manage to do either, then I'll go down the self-publishing route again. But I'd