I have grave misgivings over corporate welfare, especially in the tech sector.
Darren Greenwood keeps his feet on New Zealand's shaky ground and his head up in the long white cloud.
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!'
There's been some controversy over the tax paid in New Zealand by multinational companies, particularly those in the tech sector.
Once people realise teleworking gives more freedom on where to live, I am sure many will prefer a roomier house with garden as opposed to a cramped little box, even if it is farther away from the office.
Whatever happened to the bowl of fruit in the workplace? Not to mention the endless supply of soft drinks and the gaming machines.
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.