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.

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Hey Apple, where's our parity?

Hey Apple, where's our parity?

In all the glitz and glamour of the launch of the "revolutionary" Mac App Store by Apple this morning, the company could have corrected the US-Australian price disparity.

published January 6, 2011 by

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The NBN drinking game

The NBN drinking game

As a devout follower of every action our elected officials make, it's no big revelation to me that they're fairly repetitive with a turn of phrase. Nowhere more so now than in debate around the National Broadband Network.

published November 25, 2010 by

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Data retention goes beyond 'status quo'

Data retention goes beyond 'status quo'

The Australian Federal Police tells us that the government's consideration of data retention is all about maintaining the status quo, but it turns out that the status quo isn't all it's cracked up to be.

published November 8, 2010 by

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Turnbull's 'shadow shadow' comms minister

Turnbull's 'shadow shadow' comms minister

In the lively debate around the National Broadband Network in senate estimates this week Communications Minister Stephen Conroy belittled his opposition counterpart Malcolm Turnbull's tech credentials for taking advice from Liberal MP Paul Fletcher. But what's so wrong with that?

published October 20, 2010 by

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Did anti-filter voters put Conroy last?

Did anti-filter voters put Conroy last?

Prior to the 2010 Federal Election, a campaign opposing the Australian Labor Party's mandatory internet filter policy was held to send Labor a message by putting Senator Stephen Conroy, the minister responsible for the policy, last on their Senate ballot paper when voting below the line. But did it work?

published September 23, 2010 by

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Next time, let's vote online

Next time, let's vote online

If the three country independent MPs can't choose whether they'll side with Labor or Liberal this week and we have to go back to the polls, let's do it online.

published September 6, 2010 by

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Enrolling to vote the 'digital' way

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.

published July 14, 2010 by

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