Unicef Photo of the Year by Stephanie Sinclair

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

A 40-year-old man, Mohammad, marries an eleven-year-old girl, Ghulam. He says he's going to send her to school. But the women of the village don't believe him, and judging from the terror on her face, neither does Ghulam. So much for the war on terror freeing girls in Afghanistan. I ...

Alphasmart Neo

Monday, October 15th, 2007

I've been researching a device I can take everywhere for writing. My handwriting is too slow and messy for a notebook. I can type at over 70 words a minute, so why waste time with a pen and paper? But a laptop doesn't cut it. They ...

A Cold in Summer

Friday, January 27th, 2006

I've got a lousy cold. Went to bed at 6pm Wednesday night and was too sick to get out of bed yesterday, which was a pity because it was Australia Day. Watched the fireworks from bed. Still feeling crook today. I'm supposed to go out for lunch with the Bennetts ...

Xmas DJ

Sunday, December 26th, 2004

I had my iPod and iBook, plus wireless broadband, at the family Xmas party tonight. I felt like an old time piano player at a party getting requests. When people saw I could get songs in seconds and play them on the stereo via my iTrip, I was inundated with ...