Alistair is the Mail & Guardian's Chief Technology Officer. He's been working in digital publishing for over a decade. Some days he wonders exactly where that decade went.
Even if Amazon's drone delivery service does not succeed, the idea it embodies is too powerful to suppress, writes Alistair Fairweather.
The capture of Silk Road's alleged creator shows that governments and their policing bodies need to look at cybersecurity differently.
There are still untapped opportunities for software to completely revolutionise virtually every industry on the planet, writes Alistair Fairweather.
People making fewer phone calls is fast becoming a worldwide trend. And there's not much network operators can do about it, says Alistair Fairweather.
With technology expertise, Alistair Fairweather says, the Loeries could have avoided having to strip MetropolitanRepublic of its seven awards.
Technology can't save a candidate who sucks, says the man who led Barack Obama's social media campaign.
With its revenue nearly tripling between 2011 and 2012, it was about time the micro-blogging site filed its S-1 form, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Ill-conceived decisions by Blackberry's chief executives have plunged the cellphone company into dire straits, but can anything be done to save it?
Being front-page news every week for months at a stretch is not ideal when your business is secrecy, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Alistair Fairweather thinks the US government needs to condemn the NSA's attack on one of the world's most important resources - the internet.