Summarizing more than 14 years of writing in a couple of links isn’t the easiest task, but nevertheless, I’ve tried to compile a rough cross section of my work below, divided into the four categories I’m most interested in. Many of the links are from my more recent work at CBC, with the some of the older stories not existing online or behind paywalls. Some stories, especially in the Travel section, are in PDF format. I’m working on adding further scans of stories that can’t be found online.

General Technology


Genetically engineered rice Q&A. CBC, Oct. 15, 2010.

Vint Cerf says Google/Verizon net neutrality proposal an experiment. CBC, Aug. 13, 2010.

Copyright reform bill would ban breaking digital locks. CBC, June 3, 2010.

Copyright bill may spark battle over who owns what. CBC, May 10, 2010.

Canadian regulator issues net neutrality rules. CBC, Oct. 21, 2009.

CNN’s Obama election “holograms” not holograms. CBC, Nov. 6, 2008.

Disconnected special series: Consumers fed up with telecom providers. CBC, Sept. 8, 2008.

Disconnected: Consumers have been steamrolled by de-regulation. CBC, Sept. 8, 2008.

Disconnected: Rogers, Bell, Telus, the most profitable firms around. CBC, Sept. 9, 2008.

The technology behind Lego. CBC, July 2, 2008.

Net neutrality protest on Parliament Hill. CBC, May 27, 2008.

Cellphones special series. The real cost of high wireless prices. CBC, Nov. 20, 2007.

Cellphones: Telecom companies benefiting from consumer confusion. CBC, Nov. 19, 2007.

Cellphones: Virgin founder Richard Branson Q&A. CBC, Nov. 22, 2007.

Cellphones: Research In Motion co-CEO Mike Lazaridis Q&A. CBC, Nov. 21, 2007.

Cellphones: Martin Cooper, inventor of the cellphone, Q&A. CBC, Nov. 19, 2007.

The dawn of internet TV. Page one and page two (PDFs). New Zealand Herald, June 17, 2006.

New Zealand government cracks down on Telecom (PDF). New Zealand Herald, May 6, 2006.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, the controversial Q&A. Globe and Mail, Mar. 2, 2006.

China’s Huawei wins foothold in N.Z. market (PDF). South China Morning Post, Feb. 13, 2006.

Is WiMax the future? Page one and page two (PDFs). New Zealand Herald, Sept. 17, 2005.

Copyright lawsuits urged against China (PDF). South China Morning Post, Jan. 24, 2005.

Foreign firms prowl for pirates at China fair (PDF). South China Morning Post, Oct. 25, 2004.


Gadgets & Electronics


3D television adoption on a slow boil. CBC, Oct. 22, 2010.

Hybrid cameras offer best of both worlds, CBC, June 16, 2010.

Hands on with Apple’s iPad. CBC, May 28, 2010.

The iPad hits Canada amid controversy. CBC, May 28, 2010.

Consumer Electronics Show 2010: 3D television makes a big splash. CBC, Jan. 7, 2010

CES 2010: Electronics event a big tease for Canadians. CBC, Jan. 8, 2010.

CES 2010: The show’s winners and losers. CBC, Jan. 11, 2010.

Consumer Electronics Show 2009: Microsoft kicks off with Windows 7. CBC, Jan. 8, 2009.

CES 2009: Palm Pre combines the best of iPhone and Blackberry. CBC, Jan. 12, 2009.

CES 2009: The show’s winners and losers. CBC, Jan. 12, 2009.

Consumer Electronics Show 2008: Bill Gates becomes a Guitar Hero. CBC, Jan. 7, 2008.

CES 2008: The show’s winners and losers. CBC, Jan. 10, 2008.


Video Games


Sony previews 2010 PlayStation holiday season. CBC, Oct. 6, 2010.

Pushing Buttons special series, video introduction. CBC, Sept. 13, 2010.

Pushing Buttons: History of video games in Canada. CBC, Sept. 13, 2010.

Pushing Buttons: The making of a video game (video feature). CBC, Sept. 13, 2010.

Pushing Buttons: Best Canadian-made games (photo gallery). CBC, Sept. 13, 2010.

Pushing Buttons: How video games economically transform cities. CBC, Sept. 14, 2010.

Pushing Buttons: Games are being used to treat brain decline. CBC, Sept. 16, 2010.

Pushing Buttons: The future of video games. CBC, Sept. 17, 2010.

Halo: Reach review - solid yet familiar. CBC, Sept. 14, 2010.

Microsoft previews 2010 Xbox holiday season. CBC, Aug. 20, 2010.

Is the Guitar Hero/Rock Band concept getting silly? CBC, Nov. 17, 2009.

What’s behind the Xbox’s red ring of death? CBC, Dec. 9, 2008.

Ralph Baer: father of the video game industry. CBC, Oct. 16, 2008.

Video games turn 50: the story of Tennis For Two. CBC, Oct. 15, 2008.

Previewing Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PDF). New Zealand Herald, May 12, 2006.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 reviewed (PDF). New Zealand Herald, Mar. 24, 2006.




City guide: Hobbit-free Auckland (PDF). Globe and Mail. Jan. 28, 2006.

The simple life among China’s rice terraces. Page one and two (PDFs). South China Morning Post, Dec. 17, 2005.

From Guilin to Urumqi, off the beaten path in China (PDF). National Post, Aug. 6, 2005.

Medieval China alive in remote Lijiang. Page one and two (PDFs). Vancouver Sun, June 25, 2005.

Yunnan: China’s most progressive province. Page one and two (PDFs). Boston Globe, Apr. 24, 2005.

Skiing in China: easier said than done (PDF). Sydney Morning Herald, Mar. 25, 2005.

Hanging out with the gnomes in Poland’s Wieliczka salt mine. Globe and Mail. Feb. 5, 2005.

Harbin’s amazing ice sculpture festival. Page one and two (PDFs). Boston Globe, Jan. 16, 2005.

Gambling on a vacation in Macau (PDF). Toronto Star, Dec. 16, 2004.

Hotel review: Soniat House, New Orleans. Globe and Mail, Sept. 6, 2003.

Hawaii making a resurgence. Globe and Mail, Feb. 8, 2003.

Epiphany at 4,500 metres in the Peruvian Andes. Globe and Mail, Dec. 1, 2001.

Tracking down kung fu’s origins in China (PDF). Globe and Mail, March 24, 2001.


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