THE UPS AND DOWNS OF WINDOWS 8

Where did Microsoft go wrong with Windows 8? At its launch a year ago, it was hailed as the biggest shakeup in personal computing since Windows 95. Windows 8 has legions of admirers and advocates, but not everyone is happy with it. Users with plenty […]

IS SCHOOL STILL RELEVANT IN THE 21st CENTURY?

Schools as we currently know them go back to the dawn of the industrial age. Class-rooms where teachers deliver chalk-and-talk lessons, assigning homework, trying to maintain order. The students are somewhere safe while their parents are at work, the kids being prepared for a work-force […]

WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE TO BUY MUSIC OR SOFTWARE ONLINE IN AUSTRALIA?

Being so far from the “big smoke” can be a mixed blessing. Here in far north Queensland, we’re two days drive from our state capital, and much further still from Australia’s biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. We don’t have to endure the lengthy commute to […]