Category Archives: Culture

Is your mobile making you dumb?

Could your mobile be blamed for making you dumber? Maybe, and that’s not the half of it – it could kill you. Or, rather, it would be more accurate to say that your obsession with your mobile is what can … Continue reading

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Second impressions on Australia

Curiously, there’s no phrase “second impressions”, so what comes after first impressions? Noting that I wrote a couple of posts about first impressions of Australia some 2½ years ago ([1], [2]), it’s time to take stock of some cultural and … Continue reading

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Review: The End of Growth

Almost a year ago, I read Tim Jackson’s Prosperity Without Growth that discussed the necessity of devising a financial system that isn’t dependent on economic growth. Again returning to the topic, I just finished Richard Heinberg’s brand new book The … Continue reading

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Backwater Australia – or maybe not?

There is a general consensus or at least an attitude in Europe that Australia is quite a bit behind in most, particularly technological, things. However, there was also a general consensus in Europe that it was leading the mobile devices … Continue reading

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