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Auckland electricity still needs fixing

Last night many of my neighbours switched off their electricity for Earth Hour. It wasn’t an unusual event. That’s because there have been at least four major power cuts in my North Shore suburb since I moved there at the end of 2004. In the last five years, the power would have been off for roughly […]

Unravelling Gartner’s Hype Cycle

Technology companies talk up their products and technologies. Let’s not mince words: they are hype merchants. They hire professional public relations consultants and advertising agencies to whip up excitement on their behalf. Sometimes they convince people in the media to follow suit and enthuse about their new gizmos or ideas. Occasionally the media’s constant search […]