Wayne MacPhail

Wayne MacPhail has been a print and online journalist for 25 years. He was the managing editor of Hamilton Magazine and was a reporter and editor at The Hamilton Spectator until he founded Southam InfoLab, a national future information products facility for Southam Inc. in 1991. He went on to develop online content for most major players in Canada including Sympatico-Lycos, where he was the director of content. He is also a book author (Spin Doctors) and is a published and performed playwright (Abandon Hope Mabel Dorothy). He has taught online writing at several Ontario colleges and universities and is the co-owner of w8nc inc, a marketing and communications firm aimed at non- profit and educational organizations.

Wayne MacPhail
Nov 12, 2007

Digital rights, digital wrongs

For the record industry, Digital Rights Management has been a fruitless exercise in trying to control the uncontrollable. It's a cat and mouse game where the mice (the hackers) are more numerous, mor
Nov 2, 2007

I have the touch

I thought it would make sense for me to write my first tech column for rabble.ca on my iPod Touch, during a morning GO bus commute to Toronto.
Sep 29, 2008

Just thought I'd share this

Despite the hand-wringing on the part of the music industry, the free sharing of music can actually result in increased music sales. The common good can actually be good for business. It can also,
Sep 22, 2008

Twittering a funeral

A newspaper reporter, Berny Morson, is Twittering the funeral service live, 140 characters at a time. In short, staccato posts, he walks a live Twitter audience through the event.

Politicians genetically incapable of twittering

Wayne MacPhail
All of the political parties are treating this election like any other - as a mean-spirited caravan of photo-ops, sound bites and platitudes Canadians should just politely ingest like stale bar snac


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