The week of Monday 9 to Sunday 15 March 2020 saw a shift in Australia’s reaction to the COVID-19 coronavirus, with the first warnings to start “social distancing”. My burst of productivity will be hard to keep going. I’ll write more about this virus thing another time.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 511: Ranting as the world begins to fall apart”
The other day ICANN, the organisation responsible for overseeing the internet’s domain name system, published the list of all the planned new top level domains — including everything from four entities competing for get .pizza to a cancer research charity after .cancerresearch.
It certainly generated some media interest. One of said media interests was the presenter of ABC Radio National’s Sunday Extra, Jonathan Green, who asked me to explain what it was all about on Sunday morning.
Alas, with only around seven minutes left before the 0900 news, there was really only time to explain what the thing was about — and no time to discuss the various opinions strengths weaknesses and potential for dodginess it all entails.
The ABC has posted the audio on the Sunday Extra website, but here’s my version.
The audio is of course ©2012 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
I’ll post my own opinions on this another time, or perhaps not at all.
After unilaterally taking satirical website johnhowardpm.org offline, Melbourne IT is, predictably, staying quiet.