Technology Rules

“Technology is everything invented after you were born!” Allan Kay It was 1987. The year of the share market crash. David Lange was re-elected PM and our first child was born (no connection between these two events, in case you’re wondering). It was a momentous year. And somewhere in the mix was a seemingly innocuous [...]

Solidarity At The Stadium

The air was thick with excitement. It was downtown Wellington on a damp and wintry Saturday night. The All Blacks had just thrashed the British and Irish Lions in a rugby test of epic proportions. After a magnificent start by the Lions, the All Blacks had taken the match by the scruff of the neck [...]

Gold Watches And Disaster Recovery Plans

Making provision for life beyond the “employed years” is a reality of modern developed countries. Generally speaking, for pre-modern societies, low life expectancy rates meant that most people died before attaining an age where they were unable to contribute productively. And those who did “grow old” were taken care of by their families. However, the [...]

Making provision for the future – part 1

My birthday is in a few days time. It’s not one with a big juicy “0” on the end, though I have had the pleasure of attending a few decadal celebrations this past year – most of them beginning with 5, 6, or 8. I mention my birthday not in order to draw attention to [...]

I’ve been ruminating about … driving

I have a confession to make. Better that I get if off my chest right now. If an examination was taken of my driving habits over the decades, I may well fail. The truth is, when I’m driving I can be both intolerant and impatient. (Not that these particular sins of mine are exclusive to [...]

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