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.
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?
Tired of being spied on by their governments, many are using a new system that secures their identities on the internet, writes Alistair Fairweather.
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.