Josh Taylor

Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

Latest Posts

Race to laptop deadline misses the point

The government is racing to meet the 31 December 2011 deadline to complete its laptops in schools roll-out, but the government risks missing the bigger picture by focusing on just reaching the finish of the program with all devices delivered.

July 7, 2011 by


Don't make the NBN a sideshow

It's understandable that the government would want to show off its achievements for the National Broadband Network (NBN), no matter how minor, but going over the top could risk making people more cynical about the $35.9 billion project.

May 24, 2011 by


Please track me, Apple

Apple has now moved to reduce the amount of location-tracking information that the iPhone keeps about its users, but I think that Apple should have turned the controversial function into a cool new app.

May 4, 2011 by

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Seven degrees of Israel tech boycott

I'm all for boycotting companies that go against my ethical principles but I really don't think that Marrickville Council thought about all the technology that is linked with Israel before deciding to boycott goods and services related to the country.

April 14, 2011 by