Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Great Experiment: Month One

Overview In The Great Experiment: Day 1 I outlined my key criteria for evaluating another SmartPhone OS over the course of a typical two year contract: It must work sufficiently as a phone. It must be reliable and remain consistent in terms of interface and performance over its lifetime. It must work for me as a consumer,… Read More »

The hypocritic oath

I remember growing up hearing my elders talk about doctors. Not doctors, but doctors. These were sinister, untrustworthy doctors. In a small country town you’d only find doctors. You see, if one doctor committed an act of malpractice, the chances of ever getting another doctor to refute their judgement was nigh on impossible. Doctors stuck together. Doctors made hippocratic oaths; doctors… Read More »

Stupidicus

  Sometimes it seems daily that we’re assailed with all sorts of seemingly crazy ideals and directives that fundamentalists and other religious extremists would have us believe are directives from god. I’ve often wondered where they came from, but it suddenly occurred to me this morning that they must come from that previously lost section… Read More »

A dingo got my outrage

A dingo got my baby! 17 August 1980 saw the start of one of the longest running and confusing legal sagas Australia has seen. Certainly few other initially captivated the nation so wholly, and polarised people so completely. Azaria Chamberlain was taken from her family tent by a dingo and killed. For years though, that’s… Read More »

The great experiment: Week One

Overview In The Great Experiment: Day 1 I outlined my key criteria for evaluating another SmartPhone OS over the course of a typical two year contract: It must work sufficiently as a phone. It must be reliable and remain consistent in terms of interface and performance over its lifetime. It must work for me as a… Read More »