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New Zealand's longest-running online daily news and commentary publication, now in its 19th year. The opinion pieces presented here are not purported to be fact but reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy.

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Previous Columns

If it ain't broke...
The world seemed to be absolutely shocked to learn that the USA's nuclear weapons arsenal is still under the control of a decades-old computer system which uses 8-inch floppy disk drives...

The end of second-hand books and music
The scrapping of physical media as a method of delivering books, music and movies is threatening to destroy the second-hand market for such content...

Crowdfunding, not just for startups
Traditionally, crowdfunding has been a method used by small companies or startups when they want to take a product from conception to commercial reality...

NZ goes back to the 1940s
Time to talk about a criminal welfare system...

An innocent victim of the war against drugs
Many years ago, I used to suffer badly from hay fever...

The final body-blow for SkyTV?
Now that Netflix and other streaming video services have arrived, Sky TV has become increasingly reliant on sports as its core content...

New Zealand, just like the USA?
Earlier this week I wrote about the case of a US citizen who the federal government wants to jail indefinitely because they refuse to hand over the decryption key for data stored on their laptop...

Youtube on shaky ground?
Google has announced that its new YouTube Red service is now available to Kiwis...

When a basic human right becomes a crime
You know the world has gone mad when what was once a basic, inalienable human right becomes a crime that could see offenders jailed for life...

Flash-back and Kodi
Google is taking the bold and laudable step of blocking Flash on all but ten sites to be found on the internet when viewed using its Chrome browser...

Could the IoT become Skynet?
The Internet of Things is predicted to become "a big thing" in the near future...