Alistair is Chief Technology Officer for Machine, an integrated advertising agency based in Cape Town. After more than a decade in digital publishing he is trying his hand at this Mad Men lark. Though with less smoking and more organic coffee.
Internet use has come full circle, with anonymity becoming prized after years of personal info being shared online, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Threats by telecomms giants to start charging for services like WhatsApp and Skype are the behaviour of schoolyard bullies, says Alistair Fairweather.
Esports makes for compelling viewing for millions of ordinary gamers, especially when prize money is in the trillions, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Archaic methods of payment make way for the new with Apple Pay, writes Alistair Fairweather.
The starlets who had their privacy invaded by hackers did not deserve it, but they could have prevented it, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Although we are living in an age of infinite information, existing in a comfortable bubble has never been easier, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Three recent robotic innovations have the potential to transform science fiction into science fact. Alistair Fairweather takes a look.
Products like M4JAM and Webfluential show the quality of tech innovation in SA and teach us to celebrate local pioneers, writes Alistair Fairweather.
The online retail giant’s battle with the publisher Hachette goes to the very heart of the massive changes that pummel the publishing industry.
To have a private company make decisions that affect the media via an opaque process is to invite a legal, ethical and practical disaster.