Revelations at the Nugent commission investigating the South African Revenue Service, once the crown jewel of public sector competence, have been jarring.
Author James Francis
Since we live in a world that loves to tear down its heroes as eagerly as it supports underdogs, we are only too happy to jump on every Elon Musk misstep as vindication for our doubts. By James Francis.
I don’t know much about cars, but I have picked up bits of knowledge that come with vehicle ownership. For example, I know too much heat is bad, so is too much or too little oil. I also know that you never want
I have a soft spot for helpdesk chat services. I always try my Internet service provider’s chat client before anything else, for three reasons: it is far cheaper than a phone call, it’s much faster than an e-mail response and it allows me to
Being useful is important. We define all innovation by its use – if it doesn’t have a purpose, then what good is it? Whenever I think of this, I can’t help but recall a scene from Payback, the slick film noir Mel Gibson
About a week ago, a rather important event happened in the Internet-of-things space. You may have missed it, perhaps because the dry technicalities of IoT is not all that appealing. Intel has quietly discontinued its three SBC boards, the Joule
Aren’t you glad you didn’t fly with British Airways this past week? If you had a flight last year August with Delta, you’d also have been stranded, and ditto if you flew American Airlines somewhere in 2015. Twice that for Southwest
The anti-piracy squads are at it again. In the past few months, the UK government – one of the more zealous enforcers of copyright – has been responding to Kodi, the free media centre software that is fostering a wave of illegal
Did you hear the latest gaffe from government? They want to monitor your WhatsApp messages. The fools! Everyone knows you can’t do that. For one thing, there’s just too much of it. For another, a lot of private communication is now encrypted. From Turkey