Scarcely a year goes by without someone making radical predictions about the future of e-mail. Only a few have even been right. Facebook has reopened the topic with predictions of how the new Facebook
A decade ago, the first locally produced digital maps displayed a flat, two-dimensional graphic representation of the landscape. More recently, geospatial technology has crept ever closer to
A Southern African task team has recommended the adoption of the updated European standard for digital terrestrial television. Our politicians should waste no time in endorsing this and
Oh, the sick, sick irony. Media organisations, the plucky little Davids in the corner of the ring, being battered by the grim Goliaths of governments trying to curtail freedom of the press, are now telling us that WikiLeaks is
The mass release of thousands of confidential cable communications by WikiLeaks has sparked huge debate around the world about whether the international whistle-blower site was right to do it.
Robert Mugabe is “the crazy old man” — as branded by international relations and cooperation minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane — ANC members gave confidential information
There was an air of despondency at Telkom’s interim financial results presentation this week. But after several strategic missteps, the group is finally promising to get its house in order. It had better move quickly: rivals are gaining fast.
Death and taxes now have a third, unavoidable friend, the Internet. Even the poorest people on the globe are touched by it, if only by the proceeds of online charity drives. But, like a typical youngest child, the Internet is already at odds with one of its siblings — the taxman.
New communications minister Roy Padayachie brings talent and fresh vigour to a portfolio long in need of both. But his desire to hang on to government control over Telkom makes little sense.
Virtual. Cyber. Avatar. These are the kinds of words we still use to describe the Internet, and by extension our interactions with each other when we use it. They speak of fantasy and unreality, of a place disconnected from the gritty business of real life.