Category Archives: technology

Mevo…(t)apping into the zeitgeist of non-car ownership


Mevo is an intriguing start up that Wellington’s Biz Dojo attracts at times. It is making a major play towards a future where we won’t own our own car, but will hire one as required. Additionally, Mevo’s also touting itself … Continue reading

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Big brains, big ideas, big discussions make Multicore World 2017 an important place to be


One of the dirty little secrets of computing is that the power of the processor(s) is currently way beyond our ability to program them. It’s as if you have a V8 powered car but only feeding fuel into one cylinder. … Continue reading

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Why we need to go back to the future (and give it a name)


Here’s a counter-intuitive notion, that if we’re smart, could allow our analogue agricultural systems to thrive in a digital world. But to do so we MUST own our story. My contention is, the more society connects to the cloud, the … Continue reading

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Why we should give some serious thought to a Science and Innovation Council


It’s that time of year when we fly  kites, give voice to possibilities. So, given we have a new Science and Innovation minister, namely Paul Goldsmith, how about exploring whether now is a good time to put seriously explore forming … Continue reading

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Global mindset drives Kiwi ‘stamp of approval’ enterprise


How does an organisation from the bottom of the world, excell internationally in verifying and stamping its approval on food quality and safety? The first answer is because New Zealand exports over 90% of the food it produces, and other … Continue reading

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Open Source at work, Open Society working in Taiwan


There was striking evidence that Open Source can lead to Open Society at the first day of OS//OS at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre on Monday August 22. One of the keynote speakers, Audrey Tang from Taiwan, outlined how a quiet (and … Continue reading

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Is it really possible to cross-credit open source to open society?


Every party needs a grumpy uncle…so let me be that curmudgeonly guy for the upcoming Open Source//Open Society conference. (Early spoiler alert – I’m going to some of OS//OS. There’s too many thought provoking speakers, too much opportunity to touch … Continue reading

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‘We don’t have enough developers’ – a homebaked remedy


There’s more than one way to bake the cake of “we don’t have enough developers”. Universities produce some, polytechs some others. Many are self-taught. Enspiral in Wellington through its Dev Academy has a fulltime nine week course that turns non-coders … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things (IoT): A slow burn until it can communicate with everything else


Occasionally, you come across a piece of thinking that makes you go, ‘oh, right, that’s a very interesting point’. So it is with a recent article by Toby Ruckert, CEO and Founder of Unified Inbox, a platform to bring and … Continue reading

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“If you don’t love your idea, don’t do it”


If you don’t love your idea, don’t do it. As well as this point, Nick Gerritsen, speaking at Supercharge, a recent startup event that attracted 150+ in Wellington, said that it is possible to smash it big from Aotearoa. Not that … Continue reading

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