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.
We are sexually omnivorous and not programmed for monogamy. But most of us prefer choosing one special somebody over an endless stream of nobodies.
Billions of people now carry around more computing power in their pockets than was used to land a man on the moon, writes Alistair Fairweather.
After 30 years of profitable but distinctly uncool dominance, Microsoft is finally doing exciting work again.
Modern music listeners no longer care about owning songs, they want their library on the go and on demand.
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.