Online column

A weekly tech column written for The Southland Times, a company that pays well enough to keep me in handbags and Drambuie

Trade Me: listen to the masses

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) Top New Zealand auction site Trade Me has had a bit of a facelift during the past couple of weeks. Trade Me’s management team had been promising the revamp for months in an effort to break some of the auction categories into smaller groups and even posted a list of the proposed new categories on the site for users to give feedback before the...

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The evolution of language

The evolution of language

(This is the Online column written for The Southland Times) The internet has had a huge impact on our day-to-day lives and now it’s starting to make an impression on our day-to-day language. Not so many years ago, the average punter (myself included) would have been baffled by talk of modems, megabytes and meta tags. Now, I can surf the net and feel like I know what I’m doing. Most of the time. I...

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