Category Archives: History

The fall of walls

It was thirty years ago today that the Berlin Wall fell. The Iron Curtain had been breached, the Eastern Bloc was beginning to crumble. This most cruel of social experiments had finally run its course. A peaceful revolution was under way, and there was no stopping this tide from turning. The world was evolving. Even in a country as far away as South Africa, the developments made headlines. Continue reading

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Review: 2018

As 2018 nears its end, it’s time to reflect on a year that isn’t particularly memorable. Thanos snapped his fingers. Courage, our Jack Russell terrier died. Continue reading

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Review: 2017

It’s Christmas. 2017 is almost history, and what a busy year it’s been! I quit an unsatisfying job and took a minor sabbatical. A lot of old stuff was deleted, sold, thrown out, or upgraded. December’s me is certainly not the same as the one in January. 2017 was the year in which humanity manoeuvred itself into a situation where our lives depend on the wisdom of Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. Continue reading

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Rewind: 2016

2016 is one of those years that shouldn’t have been. It’s a leap year we could rather have skipped over entirely. The world changed for the worse. Quite frankly, 2016 can fuck right off and die. A few glimmers of hope aside, it was wrought with death, shocks, disappointments and technical failures. Even circumstances at work are getting progressively intolerable. Continue reading

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Rewind: 2015

What an eventful year. Marred by the wilful decimation of fellow human beings, this year has once again shown how adept the human race is at causing its own demise. We love harming one another. France was a particularly popular place for getting executed by people of Arab origin who take their religious beliefs way too seriously. Continue reading

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The Computer Faire & BEXA

While not nearly in the same league as its overseas counterparts, COMDEX, CeBIT, CES or IFA, the annual “Computer Faire” was a key South African exhibition for those interested in IT/computer technology and office automation. It was the largest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere. This page showcases their most interesting and historically relevant content. Continue reading

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Rewind: 2014

2014 was a strenuous year. In fact, it was a terrifying year. 2015 must hurry up and get here. Continue reading

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Rewind: 2013

What a strange year it’s been. Much happened. Nelson Mandela passed away in December at the age of 95. David Cameron and Barack Obama used the opportunity to pose for a selfie with the Danish Prime Minister. The revelations elevated Mr. Snowden to the status of a hero in the eyes of most… Continue reading

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