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.
What can you buy for R110 these days? Lunch for two, a cheap T-shirt? How about a fully functional computer?
Taxi service Uber is neither particularly big nor particularly mean. And it works.
Tim Cook launched a stinging attack on tech giants like Google and Facebook that rely on advertising for the majority of their revenue.
Thousands are fighting for the right to be forgotten on the internet, a place where embarrassments are rarely erased, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Computers are still far too limited and stupid to understand how offensive mistakes in "tags" and categories can be, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Elon Musk thinks batteries suck, but this didn't stop his customers from buying the entire supply of the Tesla Powerwall in a matter of days.
New live-streaming apps could be at the centre of major world events in the future, ensuring everyone's video footage gets out there.
Many talented young people giving up their day jobs to produce podcasts, writes Alistair Fairweather.
South Africa has failed to migrate to digital broadcasting, now we have to live with the consequences, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Lenovo did not set out to compromise its customers security. But its behaviour makes it a greedy accomplice, writes Alistair Fairweather.