Systemic stupor by Trevor Plumbly

Manna from heaven A recent news report from Canberra announced that some lucky Aussies could now get their groceries delivered by drone. To add a bit of credence to the piece, they included an interview with a grateful mother, who seemed to regard this technological turd as a lifeline. I’d like to say my heart went out to the poor creature, but it didn’t; I find that she’s rather pathetic compared to the women who work at life, instead of sitting around and expecting it to arrive. Millions of women cope with… Read More

Looking Up and Down by Trevor Plumbly

Jacquie Sends Her Love! It’s clear to me that these computer geeks won’t stop until their insidious creations rule the world. They’ve done pretty well over the years: they’ve released us of the burden of having to write or even speak to each other; ‘online’ rules the world. And that, as you all know, pisses me off no end. Someone recently sent me an ‘e-card’, for Christ’s sake! What the bloody hell is an ‘e-card’ doing in polite society, let alone in my computer? I pondered the import of this piece of… Read More