The books are piling up and there’s no plan beyond trying to get through them as fast as I can, but with too many started now like open web browsers – strange too to be comparing the old-fashioned word with the world that was supposed to kill it. Weirder to know there’s now two forces […]
Hall monitors roaming the corridors of the internet. In the gloaming of a bright, white web they strike. Their spidey-sense tingles wherever bad jokes linger. You want a place to just mingle? No! Not when there’s work to be done! We’re here separating the wheat from the chaff, you’re just sitting there on your fat […]
Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier Henry Holt and Co. Jaron Lanier was there for the building of the internet, an early chat-room visitor (and developer), a guy with major tech credentials. He’s become an internet philosopher, a fierce critic of Silicon Valley; he’s like any writer with a troubled history and […]
Welcome to episode 116 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This one’s a conversation I had with Mark Cubey. His most recent job was managing Writers & Readers as part of the NZ Festival. Before that, for more than a decade, he was the producer of Saturday Mornings on […]
Welcome to episode 99 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This one is a conversation with Adam Page, he’s an Australian musician – based in Adelaide. He runs Wizard Tone Studios and the label Wizard Tone Records is home to not only his own recordings but a great range […]
“The internet is the spirit of evil, manifestation of the antichrist. Running through everybody on this earth, claiming its victories through those that are evil, turning us all to a darker side than ever imagined”, she said. But, he had to ask, is there a down side too?
Episode 14 of Sweetman Podcast is my chat with Emily Writes. She’s a “mummy blogger” – though she’s reclaiming that; people say blogger like it’s a dirty word or you’re less of a writer; people say Mummy Blogger to perhaps further invalidate… Emily Writes writes. Funnily enough. She’s been a journalist. She’s moved into blogging […]
The Media Revolution: Ken Auletta ASB Theatre/Aotea Centre Saturday, March 16 (4.30pm) For this Auckland Writers Festival event Shayne Currie, editor of The New Zealand Herald was the chair/interviewer – though he never introduced himself. I assume people do that out of modesty, thinking they’re not the important person on stage, but it smacks of […]