The week of Monday 11 to Sunday 17 February 2013 was a strange one, beginning in Wentworth Falls and ending in Queensland, with a brief sojourn in Parramatta.
It was in Parramatta that I met my new friend (pictured), whose name is Taiga. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you’ll have seen a lot of him over the weekend. You’ll see more today and tomorrow, I’m sure.
- Geeks doubt motives of Telstra’s ‘shaping’ trial, Crikey, 11 February 2013. This was a follow-up to last Wednesday’s Why Telstra plans to slow you down to fight online piracy.
- Influence, vanity metrics and other internet astrology, ZDNet Australia, 14 February 2013. I received a surprisingly large number of compliments for this one, so I do recommend you have a squizz.
None. But wait, I told you! Be patient!
- Sunday was the first day of Kickstart Forum 2013, the annual get-together of many of Australia’s technology journalists with a bunch of vendors who pay to be there. It runs through to Tuesday, so I’ll do a full listing of the largesse next weekend. But so far it includes a flight from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast, two nights accommodation at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort and rather a lot of food and alcohol.
- Not really largesse, since I’ll be interviewing the author, but a copy of Chris Ruen’s book Freeloading: How our insatiable appetite for free content starves creativity arrived from Scribe Publications.
The Week Ahead
Kickstart Forum on Monday and Tuesday, returning to Sydney on Tuesday night. On Wednesday VMWare is launching the new end-user computing platform in Sydney at Altitude Restaurant in The Rocks. I haven’t locked in my plans beyond that. Please place your bids.
[Photo: Modern economics explained, being a photograph of Taiga looking eastwards from the Parkroyal Parramatta.]