Roderic Gill
Machinery of an Enlightened Mind
Created 26 May 2021
  • War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength
    08 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    In my last post (Managerialism 19), I was very critical of current Australian attempts to ‘govern’ the Covid 19 ‘plague’. That’s kind of easy as this has been the most astounding case study of abjectl...
  • Managerialism 19
    05 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    There have been two plagues in my life so far. The first killed my academic career and the second we all currently share. Both plagues are wrapped around each other and are, really, one and the same. ...
  • Waiting for Someone to Say Something Intelligent about Covid
    21 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    There are going to be whole university departments set up, all around the world, dedicated to unpacking insights from this, the world’s greatest sociological experiment: Covid 19 It’s a bit like tryin...
  • Surface Thinking
    02 Jun 2021 • 6 min read
    What character traits link interesting human phenomena like a predilection to world domination, vile arrogance, rampaging road rage, terrorism dressed up as religious fervour, and a passion for the ga...
  • Bicyclism 2.0
    26 May 2021 • 4 min read
    I’ve had about 40 years of pondering on this. Not pointless random pondering, mind you. It was reasonably purposeful pondering; which is kind of expected of academics, at least before academics comple...
  • Bicyclism is a great sneaky rear door into the Necessary Revolution
    26 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to Bicyclism by me, Roderic Gill. Recovering Post Academic, ex environmental policy consultant, apparently a farmer, Executive Assistant to Shep the Sheep Dog and Cycling Obsessive. Sign up no...
  • Which Pandemic?
    30 Mar 2020 • 6 min read
    No cars! So we are living through a pandemic. Everything is shut down and the bureaucrats and their political masters are screaming at us to stay home and stop hoarding toilet paper. Everywhere (excep...
  • Making Sense of Gravel Biking
    09 Mar 2020 • 13 min read
    I suspect that the collection of memes now gravitating around the generic term “Gravel Biking’ are as nebulous and contestable as those collecting around that other ‘new’ dimension of e-biking. As wit...
  • One Year On My Roubaix Part 2
    14 Dec 2019 • 8 min read
    As outlined in my previous post, One Year on My Roubaix, the S-Works Roubaix rides on top of something along the lines of a cultural shift. To pay the required AUD$17,000 Specialized are asking for th...
  • One Year on My S-Works Roubaix
    13 Dec 2019 • 5 min read
    It’s exactly a year since I purchased my violent orange/yellow Mclaren Special, Specialized S-Works Roubaix: a bike fully dressed in Top-Of-The-Line. On this bike alone, to date, I have ridden 8,625km...
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