Australia is a fine country.

Only the red countries or regions on the map mandate bicycle helmets by law and enforce them with fines. Australia’s laws on this are not “world class”, “progressive” or even reasonable. They are just one of many symptoms of an overly powerful public health and safety bureaucracy and a polity that is either well conditioned … Read more

ChatGPT: Novelist?

As the old saying goes: How do you eat an Elephant? One bite at a time. In the same way if you break up writing a novel into small enough tasks chatGPT will happily write it for you. Conveniently it is also really good at creating those tasks for you. The developers actively discourage such … Read more

Everybody is welcome to be nobody.

Have I encapsulated Australian multiculturalism in one pithy sentence? I asked DALL-E to draw a foetus growing in a plastic bag for the image. That, I believe, is the ultimate destination of multiculturalism: the detatchment of humanity first from the land and then from family, with the goal of permanent attachment to systems run by … Read more