Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire. He is one of Australia’s longest serving and most experienced IT journalists. He is author of the only definitive history of the Australian IT industry, ‘A Vision Splendid: The History of Australian Computing.’
He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time weekly IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.
New Zealand’s Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has announced that work will start on developing an industry regulation to “improve the transparency of broadband product information for consumers.”
One of my favourite sayings comes from the late American futurist Roy Amara: “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.”
My column on Monday about Apple and Samsung and the stupidity of the patent system drew the usual comments about the importance of so-called “intellectual property”.
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