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PUBLIC ADDRESS 13/02/07 - Back When I Worked In The Arms Industry

Back when I worked in the arms industry ... | Feb 13, 2007 10:13
Russell Brown's Hard News

Well, I wasn't so much in the weapons side of the business as the selling-the-Phantom-of-the-Opera-soundtrack-to-tourists trade - and I can muster no moral justification for that - but the fact was that the HMV Store in Piccadilly Circus was owned by Thorn EMI, which was also the maker...,

Put Your Hands Together For: | Feb 12, 2007 12:51
Damian Christie - Cracker With Attitude

Those who have been following the competition over at Public Address System might have your own opinons, but you're not the ones holding the prizes, are you now? No, no you're not. The runners-up first, then for those of you who haven't read it already, the winner in...,


PUBLIC ADDRESS 12/02/07 - The Hippy Death Ray

D38: Hippy Death Ray | Feb 11, 2007 19:55
Keith Ng is officially holier-than-thou

India has found my Achilles Heel - a lethal combination of heat and humidity - and has hit me with a remorseless bout of heat rash. During my convalescence, I've been cowering in the air-conditioned fortress of my hotel room, scratching everywhere but in my notebook...,

Page 3 Boy | Feb 10, 2007 16:03
David Slack on his own account

At the age of 46, I have disrobed for a popular family magazine. The first consequence of this act may be that the magazine will become less popular, but that's their roll of the dice...,

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth | Feb 09, 2007 19:32
David Haywood from Christchurch

My Glaswegian anarchist grandfather would have enjoyed Kiwi Foo Camp. He thought you only needed the bare minimum of rules, and then everybody would magically co-operate for the common good. For technology geeks, at any rate, it turns out that he was absolutely right...,


PUBLIC ADDRESS 08/02/07 - Chew Before Swallowing

Chew before swallowing | Feb 08, 2007 08:16
Russell Brown's Hard News

A "new analysis" says a staggering 83,250 New Zealand children are "going to school hungry", according to the Herald's lead story today. Like hell it does. The story is based on some math by health researcher Rob Quigley, who took the percentages from the 2002 National...,

Mon semblable, mon frère… | Feb 08, 2007 06:20
Jolisa Gracewood in New Haven

Captain's log, stardate 5044. Or thereabouts? Somebody told me it was 2007 but that feels like a million years ago. Anyway, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I used to regularly write long blog posts...,

Mint Condition | Feb 07, 2007 20:15
David Slack on his own account

Hell, in the usual run of things, is other people at conferences: dull types you can't shake off; egotists who like the sound of their own voice; cologne-drenched sales people; corporate Machiavellis; stale coffee; minutes measured out in mints from the saucer...,

Are we getting our class back? | Feb 07, 2007 13:10
Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

So the Herald has visited McGehan Close three bloody times now, and found what? People with jobs, who feed their children, and a strong community. In looking for 'the underclass', John Key seems to have stumbled across 'the aspirational working class.' Rather than coming off as a cut-rate Tapu Misa...,


PUBLIC ADDRESS 07/02/07 - An Okay Sort Of Day

An okay sort of day | Feb 07, 2007 11:24
Russell Brown's Hard News

It can be hard to separate the actual Waitangi Day and the Waitangi Day narrative that the media choose to adopt each year - they can effectively be the same thing - but it does seem that we reached some sort of equilibrium in 2007...,

You are what you eat | Feb 07, 2007 10:18
GUEST: Che Tibby returns to Melbourne

So, Russell has asked me to tell you about my latest trip to multicultural Melbourne. And I figured, what the hey, surely there must be something left to say about the place? Surely everything that can and could be said about Melbourne hasn't already been hammered out in slightly drunken...,


PUBLIC ADDRESS 05/02/07 - Foo, What A Scorcher!

The thing you can't stand on. | Feb 05, 2007 10:57
Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

As I wrote to my mate Teanau when I realised, without surprise, that he was behind Te Tino Toa's flag-on-the-bridge/hill effort - it's interesting that the tino is now "the Maori flag" in the media rather than "the Maori sovereignty flag." It seems to mark a reframing: from...,

Foo, what a scorcher! | Feb 05, 2007 10:55
Russell Brown's Hard News

Well, that was Kiwi Foo Camp. And it was great. The first O'Reilly-inspired "unconference" to be held outside the US or Europe took place over the weekend at Mahurangi College in Warkworth. About 120 geeks, artists, scientists and business and policy people attended, and, happily, seemed to need no encouragement...,

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