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Stan Beer

Stan Beer

Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.

Monday, 03 November 2014 00:31

The term “War Hero” is an oxymoron

Anyone who engages in war is no hero. Don’t take my word for it. Just ask any one of the thousand upon thousands of vets who have returned from places like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam.

Monday, 27 October 2014 00:15

Internet exposes the sad state of news

In the days of print news media it was often said “don’t believe everything you read in the papers.”  These days, it is often a case of believe many things that you don’t read in the mainstream news media. Thankfully, we have the Internet to fill in the gaps, because one glaring example has just surfaced.

Detractors have long touted computer-based automation as a threat to the livelihood of members of the working class. Last week, the news that McDonalds is moving to automate its ordering process has brought the prognostications of such doomsayers a step closer to reality.

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