information flaneur

Everything I've written about technology

Breaking Things

I had a discussion on Twitter this morning about cataloguing, and the consequences of devaluing and unseeing the labour of...

When access isn’t even access

Last week I attended auDA’s Australian Internet Governance Forum - something I’ve been wanting to do for a...

Burn it all down

Imagine a colleague. She’s been hardworking, loyal and dependable her whole working life. Unfortunately, other than a late-career attempt...

It’s like Uber but for the Social Contract

Governments throughout the Anglosphere have begun talking about ‘Digital First’ or ‘Digital by Default’ in the last couple of years....

Open Platforms and the Anti-Fragile Library

Earlier this week I gave a short talk for IFLA's New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations webinar...

Technolust - the fifth column of the information counter-revolution

I'm going to start with a story about growing up in Tasmania in the 1990s. The economy wasn't great, with...

On relevance, standards and collaborative leadership

Regular readers of this blog will have noticed an absence of posts over the last few months. After a recent...

What libraries can learn from public transport ticketing

Recently I had a bit of a run-in with the bureaucracy running Melbourne’s new(ish) public transport ticketing system,...