Category: Scitech

Science writing wasn’t really an early focus in my career for two reasons. First, it’s a small, specialised field and I frankly didn’t have the experience or knowledge. Second, I’d considered myself a computer, phone and application guy since first becoming a freelance writer.

I reviewed the latest mobiles and software. I was fully acquainted with the whole Mac versus PC thing at its height. I gave ratings out of five, knew all the products RRPs and my system was littered with product shots from PR agencies working for the IBMs, Lenovos and Samsungs of the world.

Today my interest is where tech fits into our lives. Sometimes it’s AI agents that appear all but human, sometimes it’s an emerging field like the new Internet of Things paradigm of short lived, disposable sensors.

But my knowledge of science evolved and grew and I’ve been thrilled to join the ranks I’d always admired and envied and write about scientific topics from the whimsical, like when Skylab returned to Earth in remote Western Australia, to the socially urgent, like the way the human brain reacts to sexual assault.

Point of Sale Systems

A potential downfall is having to input a salesperson for each sale. If you run a cash-only business like a store, even setting a salesperson as ‘C’ is an extra step you could do without. You also can’t set the preferences to let you turn off the receipt feature so you’re forced to print one every time. … Continue readingPoint of Sale Systems

Harry Williamson

Most of us design for money — but how many of us can say they’ve had a chance to design money? Originally asked to judge entrants to design the commemorative bicentennial $10 note, designer Harry Williamson asked instead to join the running. … Continue readingHarry Williamson

Add Life to your Emails

HTML emails are the darling of commercial operators for several reasons — not only do they look better, it’s easier to track how many people read them. And there’s no reason you can’t send HTML emails to show family photos, portfolio samples to a prospective employer or just to entice people to visit your own website. … Continue readingAdd Life to your Emails