Fusing the Medium and the Message
Welcome to the writing of Drew Turney, showcasing recent work I've done for
publications and institutions throughout Australia and the world. Select a link from the random sample below that interests you or suits your
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How can this site help you? By showing you my abilities in researching and writing stories that are engaging and easy to understand, skills over a dozen publications call on regularly.
My parallel career in design and computers is the basis for my technology writing. I'm putting my love of movies and books to practical use in film and book reviews and am talking to the personalities in publishing and filmmaking as well as reporting on the art and business of both crafts. I'm also writing general features on everything from celebrities and business to ideas and culture.
I've written over 15 novels,
dozens of short stories, poetry, a journal now in its 22nd year and countless
other pieces of random creative thought. If you're curious about any of my
imaginative, creative or fiction writing, contact me.
iolo System Mechanic 9
November 4th, 2009
iolo System Mechanic is a neat little PC clean-up utility for Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 that declutters your system, fixes registry errors and (a tall claim) speeds up your start time and web speed by 300 percent.
Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000, NEC Versa P8310, Omnipage Pro 16
February 5th, 2008
OCR technology isn’t new but it’s very underused in today’s world. With the promise of the paperless office now long forgotten, how many times do you wish you had an electronic version of a hard copy document? Enter OCR.
July 6th, 2006
Six Degrees of Separation is a popular game to play for movie trivia fans, and it would seem a long way from Ben Affleck to Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, but as anyone who’s ever heard of Project Greenlight knows, they’re only four steps apart.
April 8th, 2009
It runs on a familiar operating system that allows for basic functions like ring-tones and a phone book, and has GPRS network connectivity — nowhere near the breakneck speeds of 3G but adequate if you’ll use it primarily for voice communications.
Star Wars vs Harry Potter
December 5th, 2012
Meanwhile, such classic tropes will outlive us all. Maybe in 2023 a bunch of Gen-Yers will take their kids to see the latest CGI action adventure blockbuster and snort derisively to each other ‘this is just Harry bloody Potter all over again’.
Adobe Photoshop CS3
August 1st, 2007
Bringing the former Macromedia’s web applications into the Adobe fold has wrought several changes on Photoshop from the outside. Not only is the whole suite very tightly integrated, but their melding together has resulted in some double ups.
Death of the Movie Hero
Who is the movie hero?
In discussing the stereotypical movie hero, we have ...
September 8th, 2003
The trouble with boys
Next time you're having trouble with the kids, spare a thought for ...
December 20th, 2010
"Gurinder makes you feel so comfortable it was never a problem. The ...
September 11th, 2008
Telecommunications Deals May Prove a Boon to WA
By now we've all heard about the bidding war that took place ...
June 7th, 2001
Extensis Suitcase Fusion 12.0
With its nearest competitor now under its own roof, can Extensis produce ...
January 1st, 2007
NEC Versa P8100
It's a law of nature; technology gets cheaper in proportion to uptake. ...
January 10th, 2006