In the past 15 years, Richard Giles has been at the forefront of digital communications and information technology. At the start of the 90s, he worked with Hutchison Telecom and was one of the first to prove mobile phone cloning. After completing his bachelor of commerce in the early 90s, and before Netscape, eBay, and Amazon, he built e-commerce solutions for major Australian companies. In the past 9 years he has worked for Sun Microsystems, engineering and selling network solutions to major organizations. Richard is fascinated by the way technology is effecting and influencing our lives, and is a pioneer in Australian weblogging and podcasting. He pays particular attention to emerging technologies, and is currently passionate about gadgets, digital liberties, online social networking, and the digital communications revolution.