In the early 1990’s I wrote a guide to where to go windsurfing in New Zealand, and emailed it to anyone who asked, often via a newsgroup called rec.windsurfing. When the Internet arrived I made it available on a web page courtesy of (and hosted by) my employer the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR). Restructuring of government research (neoliberal economics) eventually led to me leaving my job and looking for a new career. The internet was becoming more public and popular, so I redeveloped my guide into a fully fledged website. I chose the domain ‘’ because I didn’t want to pigeonhole myselfRead More →