The country we’ve made for ourselves: why we need an outsider’s perspective

The following is a copy of the Foreword I wrote for my friend Ben Kritz’s new book Same Planet, Different World: An Outsider’s Inside View of the Philippines. You can download the book from Amazon here onto Kindle or any of a variety of apps also supported by Amazon. We in our clique of the […]

World’s first Christian tablet PC now out!

A new touch-screen device that is supposedly “the world’s first Christian tablet” has been announced by FamilyChristian.com, an online ministry that markets Christian products and services. Called the edifi, the device is equipped with a “Family Christian Reader”, offers “Safe Search Wi-Fi” web browsing, and retails for USD149.99 putting it in direct competition with new […]

New Apple iPad ‘mini’ tablet out soon!

Rumours are out that a smaller and less-expensive version of Apple’s best-selling iPad tablet computer may be announced soon. Dubbed the “iPad Mini” by rumour mongers, Bloomberg reports the new product is likely to have a 7- to 8-inch screen diagonally and be priced at $199 in the United States. This would put the new […]

New Nexus 7 tablet launches Google into ‘ecosystem’ wars

Long rendered mere commodities with their manufacturing now largely done in labour-rich China and southeast Asia, computing hardware has now become just low-cost components in increasingly cloud-based software “ecosystems” the likes of which were first spectacularly consumerised by Apple in its now cyber-ubiquitous iTunes retail network. But software and Net firms are coming in hard […]