Sam's notebook

Richard Stallman October 19th, 2010, 10PM


A big audience this evening for Richard Stallman at the Hyatt in Perth: a sharp divide between the suits and the t-shirts. RMS does not seem to quite gel with the ACS! In fact, David Clarke, in introducing him, said that he had no idea that the talk would be of interest to so many […]

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Teleworking April 10th, 2008, 6AM


Last night I went to an ACS talk about teleworking. Against my expectations, I actually really enjoyed it. Within five minutes the presenter — Bevis England: a neat, friendly, almost English-sounding Kiwi — had mentioned peak oil and the way in which biofuel production is pushing up food prices. The environmental benefits of teleworking have […]

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