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Living on the curve
It was Gordon Moore who pointed out that technological change isn't linear, it's exponential. As computer power doubles, the price for it halves and this is having a profound effect on the way we live and think, so that we are now, as Amy Fletcher put it, "living on the curve".
That's just one of the take-homes in a day of ideas at ITx, the tech industry's biannual conference, hosted by IT Professionals.
Digital-first Census sees drop in responses
The decision by Statistics NZ to delay releasing the latest Census data will no doubt fuel more skepticism around any move to encourage online voting.
ComCom keeps its eye on mobile roaming
Despite three mobile network owners operating in New Zealand, the Commerce Commission isn't convinced there is sufficient competition to remove national roaming from the list of services it oversees.
$1m fund for digital skills
Some good news this week with the announcement that the Coalition Government will create a $1 million contestable fund for providers of digital skills.
Privacy bill submissions are in
Changes to the New Zealand Privacy Act are imminent with public submissions now closed and the select committee getting down to the business at hand.
Support for new school digital curriculum rolls out
Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko | Digital Readiness was launched last week by the Minister of Education, Hon. Hipkins at Northland School in Wellington.
This nationwide $12 million programme aims to suppor…
Robots stealing jobs, maybe
The latest on the "robots stealing jobs" front is that 31% of current jobs in New Zealand are at high risk of being automated - replaced by robots and overtaken by algorithms.
But is all this talk …
Soil is the skin of the earth. That poetic sentence is uttered during a video on the Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research site acknowledging the digital milestone reached by the organisation's national S-…
Net Neutrality - could US changes influence NZ?
Net neutrality continues to be undermined by US law, following a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission to repeal regulations created under the Obama administration. In the latest setback, th…
CTO role enters final straight
The government's search for its Chief Technology Officer is back on and the role should be filled by August, says Minister for Communications and IT, Clare Curran.
Who will pay for the user voice in fibre regulation?
With new telco legislation wending its way through Parliament, the Commerce Commission is suggesting a new levy could fund a consumer panel, as well as its own work, when the Telecommunications (New R…