Hobbies are the book-ends of your intimate relationship

I’ve realised something recently. I might be wrong, but this seems to be my experience.   Hobbies are something that you use to fill your time, and generally seem to be something that you do on your own. Sure, there are some team sports out there, but the majority of what you’d call a “hobby” … More Hobbies are the book-ends of your intimate relationship

“Please pay attention to our brief safety messages…”

As a teenager, one of my favourite shows was “Black Box” (the Australian version of Air Crash Investigations). I’ve always been interested in aviation, and I’ve flown both gliders and powered aircraft. One of these days, when I have both time and money, I will likely go back to flying, but for now, my flight … More “Please pay attention to our brief safety messages…”

Television is at War

I work in the broadcast and entertainment industry. For the last few years, there has been a heady mix of excitement and terror over the rise of platforms like YouTube and Netflix. Initially, there was no threat perceived to major broadcasters, as there was no infrastructure to support good quality video. Getting a transmission licence … More Television is at War

That time Bravado and Paranoia nearly ended the world – and no-one knew

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a small piece about how Cold-War thinking and Fail-Deadly systems might prove a way to mitigate the risk of AI taking over the world. I had a response (literally only a single response – I’m that cheap) taking me up on more information from that era. I wanted … More That time Bravado and Paranoia nearly ended the world – and no-one knew