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Tag: Online Issue 2011

May 23, 2011

Throughout history people have left cities for towns, towns for villages and villages for caves. They have packed their bags, rehoused their pets, left a gift for the mailman, a cryptic note on the door and walked out of lives that will become as distant as strangers. But is it possible to become a traceless […]

May 23, 2011

There’s this thing called a Confucian shift. It’s when a new technology or idea arrives and changes life and society in a way that could never have been predicted. The Internet is the greatest and most recent Confucian shift. Imagine trying to explain it to someone from the 1800s. It would be like trying to […]

May 23, 2011

I’m going to open with a small intervention: there is only one MMORPG. That just happens to be the titular mention. Everyone else is just painting themselves in cartoon graphics and screaming Azeroth till they turn blue. World of Warcraft is the pope of the multiplayer world and people love it. And what’s not to […]

May 23, 2011

Whether you care about it or not, the 2011 Budget will affect you or the people you know in some way. Minister of Finance, Bill English, announced the 2011 Budget last Thursday. The Budget is the Government’s way of planning and estimating how they will spend their money for the financial year. This year’s Budget […]

May 23, 2011

You can tell someone the funniest joke in the world, but if they sense that it was a chore for you to do so they’re not going to enjoy it. They’re going to wonder why you bothered. Given the opportunity, this is the pearl I’d have given Raybon Kan in the back room of the […]

May 23, 2011

For those of you not in the know ‘plainsong’ is not merely the opening track from The Cure’s 1989 gothic rock album Disintegration (way cooler than it sounds, guys), but is actually a word for a musical body of chants (I guess I should have looked it up rather than just assuming Robert Smith was […]

May 23, 2011

“Not entirely sure how the whole thing will go” claims manager Wellington’s very own RAP Krew have struck gold this month in the global music market with the online release of their latest full-length album, ‘Friendship is Da Shit’. RAP (Respect All People) have received rave reviews on such acclaimed music blogs as ChazzyDisco.com and […]

May 23, 2011

Request for Pi-Flavoured Salient Dear Salient, I’ve noticed that everytime that I read Salient, I’ve both found it interesting than boring later on…What I’m trying to say is that, being a PI (Pacific Islander not Private Investigator although that seems like the right word @ the moment) anyways…I just wanted to say if it is […]

May 23, 2011

Do you know what’s weird? Being friends with your ex-lovers on Facebook. Come to think of it, that word, the l word, the ‘lover’ word is probably a bit misleading. Something like ‘friends-of-friends’ or ‘fuck-buddies’ or ‘guys-I-accidentally-slept-with-after-various-staff-parties’ would probably be more accurate. Whatever you call them, being Facebook pals is awkward (and no, I can’t […]

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