Whatever happened to the bowl of fruit in the workplace? Not to mention the endless supply of soft drinks and the gaming machines.
Darren Greenwood keeps his feet on New Zealand's shaky ground and his head up in the long white cloud.
<p>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.</p><p>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!'</p>
Kim Dotcom was right to raise the issue once again, even if his ideas are a pie in the sky for now .
If the entertainment industry actually provided legal avenues for timely movie distribution in countries other than the US, would piracy be a problem?
The security breach at New Zealand's Ministry of Social Development last week was nothing short of an embarrassment.
Kiwi auction powerhouse Trade Me gained two new competitors this week, and both have stumbled at the first hurdle.
Is New Zealand's premier auction site Trade Me justified in going for a money grab by raising its fees, or will it open the market up to those that might do a better job?
There is much sense in outsourcing, but offshoring is a different kettle of fish.
The fine Vodafone New Zealand has been handed this week for misleading advertising is absolutely deserved.
The New Zealand Government has moved another step closer in its plans to adopt cloud computing.
People who move often have in the past been caught in technological limbo, forced to use wireless connections, because fixed connections require too much commitment. But change is afoot.
When a New Zealand film-maker made some inflammatory comments on social media, little did she know that her words would lead to death threats.
New Zealand and Australia's steps to tackle obscenely high mobile-roaming prices are non-events.
In forcing its regulations on New Zealand citizens, the government has become a cyberbully; the very thing it is seeking to prevent.
The tech sector needs to put its money where its mouth is, after the collapse of Pacific Fibre.
Should a man who has watched his business go into liquidation be able to buy that business back and keep his job?