“It is potential that could be the case, but that may be focal”

On the ABC I read today that when Dr Brendan Murphy was asked if Australia was likely to employ lockdown measures such as those being used in Europe, his response was: "It is potential that could be the case, but that may be focal." Poor Dr Murphy!  To say a sentence like that and then … Continue reading “It is potential that could be the case, but that may be focal”

What colour is this virus, anyway?

This week the Australian Government announced that they were imposing travel bans from Iran and South Korea. Italy, on the other hand, was only having “enhanced screening” inflicted. Even at that time, Italy’s cases exceeded Iran’s and their death rate exceeded South Korea’s. In the late ‘70s, my family up and moved to Indonesia. Friends … Continue reading What colour is this virus, anyway?

It’s Marketing After All

Last night, my brother in law sent through a link to a podcast with Ezra Klein on which he interviews Saul Griffith - an Australian inventor, Macarthur genius fellow, and the founder and CEO of Otherlab, a high-tech research and development company on the frontlines of trying to imagine our clean energy future.   By the … Continue reading It’s Marketing After All

The hidden strings behind the “Miracle” unveiled

When I was small, we lived on a little Indonesian Island.  I was only seven when we left so I don't have clear memories but I have heard many stories.  One was about an election in which two neighbouring villages voted "incorrectly".  As a result, the road through them was not sealed and they had … Continue reading The hidden strings behind the “Miracle” unveiled