Stories by Howard Dahdah

  • IN PICTURES: Tech of Yesteryear - Where old computers find their final resting place

    Max Burnet has turned his home in the leafy suburbs of Sydney into arguably Australia’s largest private computer museum. Since retiring as director of Digital Equipment Corporation a decade ago, Burnet has converted his interest in the computing industry into an invaluable snapshot of computer history. Every available space from his basement to the top floor of his two-storey home is covered with relics from the past. His collection is vast, from a 1920s Julius Totalisator, the first UNIX PDP-7, a classic DEC PDP-8, the original IBM PC, Apple’s Lisa, MITS Altair 8800, numerous punch cards and over 6000 computer reference books. And more. He happily opened his doors for us to take a look.

  • Greens accuse Conroy of fudging facts over content filter trials

    Federal Communications minister Senator Stephen Conroy has dodged a question by the Greens, who claimed he said in an October Senate estimates hearing that countries such as Sweden and Canada had mandatory Internet filtering systems similar to those now being trialled in Australia, when in fact they don’t.

  • Telstra gets new CIO, again

    Telstra has announced a C-level restructure of its top IT decision makers that will see John McInerney promoted to chief information officer and Tom Lamming to the new role of senior vice president, transformation.

  • CSIRO commits to Tassie IT research

    The CSIRO now has a dedicated ICT research presence in Tasmania with the opening today of the Tasmanian Information and Communication Technologies Centre (TasICTC).

  • Mincom sees strong future despite economic uncertainty

    In April this year analyst firm Gartner issued a research note on Australian software giant Mincom following the appointment of Greg Clark as its new CEO, saying customers should, after three months, start getting a feel for the company's future direction, which had been “uncertain” since the departure of former CEO Richard Mathews and other senior managers.