Profile of John Gushue

John Gushue takes a tour through the Internet with the Surf's Up column each Thursday. He is a former editor and political columnist with The Telegram , and is now a news writer for CBC.ca in St. John's. Read past Surf's Up columns (and much more) at his blog: johngushue.typepad.com .

All articles of John Gushue

  • The tablets come down the mountain

    If what we saw at the CES show this month is any indication, we can expect to see a great many more tablets tucked under the arms of consumers in ...

  • My word: a game with local flavour

    Word games have been popular for generations, so it makes sense that they’ve migrated to our electronic devices. This week’s serving of digital ...

  • In praise of being third

    Our kids are told to play fair, and that everyone’s a winner, but sooner or later they figure out an irrevocable truth of the real world: being ...

  • Apps for the new Apple owner

    If expectations follow through, Santa will be leaving a slew of iPads and iPhones and iWhatevers under many Christmas trees this weekend, not to ...

  • Free means never having to say you’re stingy

    At this time of the year, with Christmas bills piling up and that spend-spend-spend feeling in the air, everyone’s eyes are keen to spot a ...

  • In defence of email

    Last week, I took a bit of a kick at email, suggesting it was the online version of canasta, and I wondered if Facebook’s forthcoming messaging ...

  • Has email become the online canasta?

    Boy, this has been a busy year for obituaries in online technology. First, Wired magazine this summer pronounced the web as dead (arguing that ...

  • From the wine world, a Major effort

    Kevin Major is one of the literary stars in Newfoundland and Labrador, creating much-loved books for young readers and adults, novels and ...

  • Ahead by a century: photos that make their mark

    If you look at a landscape and come back a day later, nothing seems to change. A month? Possibly. A year? Definitely maybe. How about a century, ...

  • Moving on up to Movember

    According to legend from ancient times (that is, in 2003), Movember started as a bar chat in Australia among a bunch of friends. It’s November, ...