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The Daily Gina: “Quake!”

The Daily Gina: “Quake!”

“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness … and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, 1925 “Rinehart has become Carelessly Rich.” — Alan Kohler, Business Spectator, […]

Sub-otage

Sub-otage

Among the ‘orrible news in the Age this morning (cereal killer, alright) you’ll come across this sad little item on page 7. Extremely petty, I know, but it had me LOLing inside. As management furiously try to cut costs, Fairfax journos are striking over the outsourcing of 66 sub-editing jobs to New Zealand. (Is their […]

Paradigm Shift Time: the end of print

Paradigm Shift Time: the end of print

Six a.m., lying in bed somewhere adjacent to sleep — I sense headlights sweep across the transom followed by thumps on the pavement. At the same time yesterday morning I stood watching as the feller ina black Ford do a little circle in the street as he volleyed a basket of gladwrapped logs onto the […]