I've changed my face, I've changed my name, but no-one wants you when you lose…

Well, OK, I haven’t. But I have been busy on the writing front – where the constant clatter of keyboards sends young men to their fiery deaths, and one minute you’re chatting to your mouse; the next it’s a pile of molten goo. I’ve seen things, man. The horror… The horror… where was I? — and anyway, some of my writing is now available for your perusal and purchase at your local emporium of fine printed goods.
Issue #111 (Was a racehorse) of Australian Netguide Magazine is on store shelves now, and it’s just bristling with reviews of mine. Inside, you’ll find reviews of the Canon MD 160, JVC Everio GZ-MG135, Sony DCR-SR42E, Canon DC210, Hitachi DZ-GX5060SW and Sony DCR-DVD708E. They’re all camcorders costing less than AU$1,000. On the standalone reviews front, you’ll also find reviews of the Vodafone 1210 Smartphone, Mitsubishi Diamond Digital DV196SB LCD, Lexmark X2550, Sony Ericsson W200i, Lexar Jumpdrive 360 1GB, WD MyBook World Edition 500GB, PC Tools Desktop Mechanic 2.0, LogMeIn Free, Inkscape, Lord Of The Rings Online: Shadows Of Angmar (PC), Spiderman 3 (PC, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, PSP, DS, Wii and a partridge in a pear… oh, maybe not that one..), Colin McRae DIRT (PC, Xbox 360, PS3), and Eledees (Wii).Macworld August 07
While you’re down at the newsagents picking up Netguide, you should also chase up the latest issue of Australian Macworld. Partly because they’ve got perhaps the coolest subscription offer I’ve ever seen in a magazine (15% of the subs price goes to World Vision’s Water Health Life Program), but also because I’ve just taken up residency as the opinion columnist on the inside back cover. And surely in a magazine entitled “Macworld”, opening up with a column entitled “47 reasons why you don’t want an iPhone” will win me friends — won’t it? Frankly, if that’s not enough to entice you, then mentioning the absolutely free* picture of the elephant won’t make a difference — will it?
*Free once you buy the mag, that is.
** Dodgy Macworld scan courtesy of Alex’s dodgy scanner.

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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