Category Archives: Metablogging

A World Anti-Hysteria Organisation?

The essential governance problem in March 2020 in Western countries was the overwhelming demand of the vast majority of the population to do something dramatic in response to their fear. There was a clamour to be ‘led to safety’ by … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus crisis, Democracy, Health, Information, Innovation, IT and Internet, Metablogging, Politics - international, Science, Society, Terror | 27 Comments

Introducing a new author at ClubTroppo – Antonios Sarhanis

Some of you may have noticed a Twitter account called ‘Sarhanis‘. In any event, Antonios Sarhanis is its proprietor and we got to talking on Twitter and discovered that we shared various maladies. He’s interested in philosophy but pretty unimpressed … Continue reading

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Blogging another inquiry: Valuing the Australian Census

Lateral Economics has been commissioned by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to estimate the value of the Australian Census to the Australian community. As part of that exercise we’ve got the go-ahead from ABS to do something that, it seems to … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, IT and Internet, Metablogging, Public and Private Goods, Web and Government 2.0 | 25 Comments

Some Game of Thrones Season 8 speculation

Let me indulge, purely for entertainment value, in some fan-speculation on what we will see on-screen after the Long Night is over and the final 6 episodes Of Game of Thrones are run in 2019. Let me first talk about … Continue reading

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Happy 20th birthday to blogging!

Just a note to record the fact that blogging is 20 years old this month, maybe. New media legend Dave Winer, a rare combination of great writer and programmer, started posting at DaveNet on 7 October 1994, as Philip Greenspun points out. … Continue reading

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Troppo motto contest

You may notice that I have changed the masthead motto, which until now read “the suppository of centrist wisdom since 2012”.  It was a somewhat snide and gratuitous reference to a Tony Abbott malapropism uttered in the leadup to the … Continue reading

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Values update: Authenticity rockets up the charts

Hoist from archives for a brief re-appearance. A Troppo community service:  As we wind down for Christmas I think we all need to reflect on our values. And as most Troppo readers would agree, values are like any other thing in … Continue reading

Posted in Ask Troppo's Love Gods, Humour, Metablogging, Philosophy | 18 Comments