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With the vast ar­ray of new tech­nol­ogy in the dig­i­tal era, it’s some­times dif­fi­cult to keep track of all the latest and great­est on our de­vices. There are apps for ev­ery­thing from find­ing your lost keys to find­ing a suit­able date on Friday night. I am old enough to re­mem­ber hand­writ­ten let­ters, ro­tary phones, fax ma­chines and vinyl records; and there is a nos­tal­gic stylis­tic re­turn to that in much of the youth cul­ture. How­ever, our daily con­sump­tion of in­for­ma­tion, goods and de­vices is so be­yond what we could have ever dreamed of even two decades ago. So where does that all leave us? Ev­ery­thing moves faster, re­sponds ‘smarter,’ op­er­ates cleaner; giv­ing hu­mans the time and open­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for what? In this is­sue, we dis­cuss tech­nol­ogy with a pop­u­lar ex­pat tech en­tre­pre­neur, Rob Davies, and his new com­pany App­so­lute Dig­i­tal. We also ex­am­ine what an­cient tech­nolo­gies were used in the cre­ation of some of In­done­sia’s most en­chant­ing tem­ples in a piece by Ani Suswan­toro. Ken­neth Ye­ung ex­plores the world of on­line vir­gin auctions and the seedy side of pol­i­tics in In­done­sia. Caranissa Djat­miko ex­plores how tech­nol­ogy has af­fected In­done­sian Mil­len­ni­als in In­done­sia in two thought-pro­vok­ing pieces. Fi­nally, if you’re all ‘tech- ed’ out and need some ad­vice on where to go for din­ner next, our Clan­des­tine Critic goes un­der­cover once again to pop­u­lar eatery, Po­ken­bir.

Un­til next time, Edo Frese

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