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.
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.
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.