Darren Greenwood

Darren Greenwood has been in journalism, not all of it IT, since the days of typewriters and long before the web spun its way around the world. Coming from Yorkshire, he can be blunt, and though having resided in New Zealand, as well as Australia, for quite some time, he insists he is not one of the 'sheeple!'

Latest Posts

NZ govt needs mobile pricing balls

Even though I like to argue against the consensus, after weighing up the points for and against regulation of mobile termination rates (MTRs), I am for once on the side of those demanding regulation.

March 31, 2010 by Darren Greenwood


Keeping one eye open on cloud

Like Australia, New Zealand has just witnessed a land grab where every man and his dog with a server and internet connection is suddenly in the business of cloud computing, with as many pitfalls being created as services.

March 22, 2010 by Darren Greenwood


Filter perfect for conspiracy theories

No wonder people get suspicious of governments monitoring the internet and develop all kinds of conspiracy theories. Just look at how secretively the New Zealand Government has behaved with its planned filter to block child porn.

March 15, 2010 by Darren Greenwood

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Gattung wrong to play feminist card

There can hardly be a more politically correct nation than New Zealand, so I found it hilarious when former Telecom NZ boss Theresa Gattung said her successor Paul Reynolds faces less scrutiny than she did because he is a man.

March 4, 2010 by Darren Greenwood


Suing Alcatel dangerous for Telecom

The patriotic Kiwi in me would like to see our much maligned telco sue its French supplier Alcatel-Lucent as discussed in the media, but the evidence is that any such court case would be fraught with danger.

March 3, 2010 by Darren Greenwood


NZ copyright law needs more work

Let's face it, we are all copycats and offenders when it comes to breaking copyright law, which is why New Zealand's revamped legislation has garnered so much controversy.

February 28, 2010 by Darren Greenwood