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

Enrolling to vote the 'digital' way

Enrolling to vote or changing your enrolment address can be a pain in the behind if you don't want to leave your house, which is why ZDNet Australia has decided to show how it can be done in an almost — yet not totally — "digital" way.

July 14, 2010 by Ben Grubb and


ISPs should disconnect infected users

The notion of disconnecting computers from the internet that are infected with malware until they are fixed is sound policy and should be made mandatory if it is to be effective.

June 22, 2010 by Ben Grubb


'Geekgirl' war moves to blogosphere

On 20 May, ZDNet Australia reported on IT consultant Kate Carruthers wishing to use the term "geekgirl". Problem was, when she attempted to use it, she said she was told not to.

May 31, 2010 by Ben Grubb


Optus' blurry iPhone pics are unacceptable

Optus' decision to minimise network congestion by reducing the quality of website images displayed on devices like the iPhone, without mentioning the adjustment in its terms and conditions, is unacceptable.

May 30, 2010 by Ben Grubb


PM and Conroy clam up on filter 'delays'

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today said he had "no advice" to suggest that the Federal Government's plans to implement a mandatory internet filter would be delayed until after the federal election, despite a report saying it would.

April 28, 2010 by Ben Grubb