For Brian, the biggest risk was not presented by new technologies themselves, but by failing to respond to their radical changes they were bringing to these industries and professions.
The Australian is renowned for both ideological and political uniformity. It is also a national newspaper in which male voices often dominate the opinion pages.
Was the global sympathy for the 129 innocent victims of the Paris terrorism 'racist' because it was not extended to the 43 equally innocent victims of the Beirut terrorism a day prior?
When everyone you went to uni with and maybe a minor celebrity or two, post about how the government's refugee policies are wrong, people can be deluded into thinking that the argument is over.
With the shift to Malcolm Turnbull's leadership we see happy people. High approval ratings. Legislation being passed with compromise and nice things being said.
However for many in today's younger generation the ABC would be almost irrelevant as they source news, information and entertainment from very different mediums.
But to Egypt, it was about the rule of law, as the Global Media news outlet tweeted on Saturday; The defendants were not registered as journalists in #Egypt – said the EgyptianCourt.
We like what our friends like not because we have thought about it but because having friends is sometimes more important to us than having integrity.
For comedians it was a gift: a figure who dresses in a distinctive way, fast becoming unpopular, using expensive transport unnecessarily in a dramatic way.
The wives are taken out to dinner to be told their husbands have fallen in love with each other and want to get married. They are old, over 70, but they have been at it for years.
The more I look at what the ABC actually does, in the domain of news and cultural affairs, I come back to the view that the staff must see their role as to preserve what they see as the correct perspective on Australia and life generally.
ABC, you are supposed to represent all of Australia. Look at yourself and look hard. Don't go into another orgy of indignation and self-congratulation about this recent crisis.