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Public Address 30/04/07 - The Death Of Web 2.0

PUBLIC ADDRESS 30/04/07 - Parties, seriousness and the death of Web 2.0

Parties, seriousness and the death of Web 2.0 | Apr 30, 2007 11:20
Russell Brown's Hard News

A couple of people asked me at Saturday night's wedding party whether I was really going for the job of editing Metro. Y'know, like it said in the paper that I was. I'm not, and have never even discussed the prospect with anyone. A certain diarist just pulled that out...,


Public Address Science (transcript): New Zealand's Wave Energy Technology programme | Apr 28, 2007 22:13
David Haywood from Christchurch

New Zealand is completely surrounded by a vast untapped energy resource. Marine energy, as it is generally known, exists in two basic forms: tidal energy occurs as a result of the moon dragging a tidal 'bulge' around the earth; wave energy is created by the sun (via the wind) on...,


Are you gonna liberate us girls from male, white, corporate oppression? | Apr 28, 2007 00:00
Reversing the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

For Take Back the Blog day, here are some thoughts on receiving threats, and on why I never had a photo-byline for my 2006 Sunday Star-Times column. Firstly, photo-bylines are stupid and vain, and Steve Braunias virtually dared me to try and wrangle my way out of having...,


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