Author: Xavier Toby

Posted on April 16, 2017 by Xavier Toby

The facts don’t back our fears of terrorism

This article first appeared in the Adelaide Advertiser ARE you worried about terrorism? About the possibility that it might happen to you? Or someone you love? You shouldn’t be. It’s as unlikely as winning the lottery. Depending on what lottery you’re playing of course, and whether or not you bought a ticket.

Posted on April 2, 2017 by Xavier Toby

There’s nothing social about social media

This article first appeared in the Herald Sun Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, call it what you like but it ain’t social Almost everything online seems to be named badly. What’s more anti-social than social media? You do it alone, or if you’re surrounded by others, you ignore them. And it broadcasts to the online world what a Read More

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Xavier Toby

We now prefer monsters to moderates

This article first appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail POLITICIANS of the world, it’s time to evolve or perish. People are sick of your continuous sidestepping, meaningless waffling, and endless flip-flopping. Well, let’s hope that’s the hidden message in this global shift to the far right of the political spectrum. What if the supporters of One Read More

Posted on January 20, 2017 by Xavier Toby

Apps. What is the point of them?

This article first appeared in the Herald Sun and Rendezview Can you think of anything in the world that claims to be so useful, but is so completely useless, as the majority of mobile phone applications? Apps are the virtual version of every infomercial. All glitz, glamour and promises, but in reality so much wasted effort Read More

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