Hi. I am a Melbourne, Australia-based IT insider and self-styled entrepreneur and commentator. I blog here about general issues, mostly internet-related. I comment on technology and the internet here and in the Australian media – some of my recent writing or media appearances may be of interest.
I’m profoundly interested in internet technology and how it intersects society, the law, and politics. I spent six fascinating years working in Silicon Valley’s tech industry, right through the bubble. I’ve also lived in Germany and I have spent time recently in Shanghai, China.
Want to get in touch? Here are my contact details.
I was until recently Chair of Electronic Frontiers Australia. EFA is a grass-roots organisation defending the rights of Australian internet users, sometimes also refered to as an ‘industry watchdog’. My interests include copyright reform, consumer rights and Internet censorship. I am a spokesperson for EFA on the subject of the Rudd Government’s attempts to censor the Internet in Australia – see my media page for some of my comments on this scheme. See the EFA home page or our Open Internet campaign for lots more information.
In my professional life, I am proprietor of Q9 Software. We do for-hire software development, mainly focused on the telecoms industry at the moment. We also have several products in development.
I’m a member of the Australian Greens (Victoria).
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Here are my Flickr photos.
And again, here’s my contact page.