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Oz Biz Encouraged To Bypass Geoblocks

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday July 29, 2013 )

We live in the lucky country – unless you’re buying certain types of software; downloading tunes or streaming movies. (more…)


The End Of The Telegram? Not Quite

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday July 15, 2013 )

Good riddance to an antiquated communications method or misty eyed nostalgia? – a bit of both I guess. (more…)


Vale Douglas Engelbart, The Mousefather

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday July 4, 2013 )

When we think of the people behind computing and the Internet, certain names spring to mind. Douglas Engelbart likely wouldn’t be one of them, but should be. (more…)


Threats And Harassment Online Are Crimes

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday June 20, 2013 )

Forum debates can often degrade into slinging matches – and worse. (more…)


PRISM – It’s Nothing New

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday June 11, 2013 )

I was surprised by the reaction after some details of the US Government’s PRISM program was revealed. (more…)


Australian Government Blocks 250,000 Web Sites

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday June 9, 2013 )

What is it about the concept of shared IP’s that government agencies do not understand? (more…)


World’s First Web Site

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday May 1, 2013 )

CERN is marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of the document that made web technology free for everyone to use by commencing a project to restore the world’s first website (more…)


The Rise Of The Glass-Hole – Google Glass

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday April 2, 2013 )

I originally really hated the Google Glass concept. That means it’s going to be a sure fire winner – and glass-holes will proliferate. (more…)


The Battle For The Internet

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday December 7, 2012 )

Unknown to many users and ignored by others (including me), there has been a battle for control over the Internet raging behind the scenes for some time. (more…)


Australia’s Web Filter – All Over, Red Rover

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday November 13, 2012 )

It was an announcement worthwhile rejoicing over. The Australian Government has decided to abandon its controversial mandatory web filter. (more…)