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.
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.
The new hardware directs data flow intelligently, making the internet faster, cheaper, cleaner and more reliable, writes Alistair Fairweather.
The Chinese government tried to take on thriving online marketplace Alibaba, but owner Jack Ma beat the regulators at their own game.
The encryption genie is out of its bottle to give people back their privacy, but this is frightening world governments, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Pragmatism, not idealism, will be the death of slips of paper that have real costs and close to zero value, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Women gamers are receiving harsh threats online for "poking deftly into the subculture's most sensitive nerve", writes Alistair Fairweather.
Technology's usefulness will be all that matters when we need chips embedded in our bodies to get jobs or move freely around the world.
From sad faces to a "smiling pile of poo", Alistair Fairweather looks at how these symbols have seeped into every form of textual communication.
Amazon says it will take its chances in the smartphone market despite the poor ratings of its Fire phone, but can it survive among the other big boys?