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

  • Social media election? Um, if you insist

    If I hear one more pundit calling this the “social media election,” I’m going to holler. Well, maybe not out loud. More likely, I’ll just groan ...

  • Editing pics on the run

    An easy way to edit photos, a Newfoundland expat’s musings from Arkansas, and a digital archive of one of the best magazines ever made. We’re ...

  • Excuse my virtual dust

    This week, we’re going to go skiing without snow (let alone a ski pole), journey all over the planet without lifting our legs from the couch and ...

  • Some prescriptions for the magazine industry

    Have you picked up a copy of Newsweek lately? I don’t necessarily mean “bought,” either — I mean picking up an actual copy of the magazine. If ...

  • The online suggestion box

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen an actual suggestion box at a local business, but I’m sure they’re still out there. You know the deal: you have ...

  • Tracking down the musical roots

    A little more than 30 years ago, I made my way to a stereo store in downtown St. John’s with what I thought was a simple question. I was a ...

  • A little variety with my morning coffee

    Sometimes I like to have my morning coffee in the late afternoon, with a bracing cup of tea. Sometimes, morning coffee happens at night, with a ...

  • Redeem yourself

    To paraphrase a well-known slogan, what’s in your wallet? More to the, um, point, how many reward points are in your wallet?It seems that almost ...

  • Your password belongs to you, not a political party

    If Brad Cabana thought that the requirements for the Tory leadership in Newfoundland and Labrador were something else, get a load of what’s on ...

  • Your car will soon have more gear than your living room

    When I was a youngster, the model of a souped-up car included a deck that played 8-track tapes. Never mind that some songs faded out, only to ...