Author Archive | David Livingstone

Saving Private Holden

I’m frustrated with the superficiality of the debate over “saving” Holden. Once again, they’re missing the point entirely. The issue is not, or should not be, about bailing out another Detroit dinosaur. The important issue is the future of automotive manufacture in Australia. Should we have one at all? I suggest there a number of […]

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Can we save the corporate elephant?

Since the unhappy days of the Taligent alliance, I have been no fan of Microsoft. The corporate culture, the software development methodologies, the dreaded EULA and the arrogant market dominance all offended my sensibilities. With the exception of perhaps Excel, their products didn’t thrill me although I still occasionally use some on the WinXP I […]

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PM targets gays in marriage law

PM targets gays in marriage law Gay couples will be banned from marrying or adopting children from overseas but will be allowed to inherit their partner’s superannuation under proposed changes to marriage laws announced today. Less than an hour after Prime Minister John Howard announced the changes to the Marriage Act, the government rushed legislation […]

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