About

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Mark Lyndersay

TechNewsTT is an expansion of the long running technology column, BitDepth. The column, written by journalist Mark Lyndersay, has been continuously published for the last 23 years with a focus on personal technology and it’s impact on the lives of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

An archive of the most recent ten years of the BitDepth column can be found here. The column began in The Trinidad Express in September 1995 and it ran there until November 1998, when it moved to The T&T Guardian. BitDepth has also been published in the short lived tabloid paper The Wire, following its author to that project.

The column currently appears in the T&T Newsday on a Thursday and since December 2017 has been published in that space.

This news publication, founded in April 2014, amplifies the reporting and commentary of BitDepth by providing a curated source of information from technology vendors, normally issued as press releases, links to other technology reporting or posts on the web and informed technology writing.

Opinion pieces are welcomed from local or regional technology practitioners and writers. See the guidelines for more information about submissions.

Mark Lyndersay’s photography website is here. He also writes a photoblog about the experience of being a professional photographer in T&T.

He is the editor of OpEdTT, the opinion leadership section of Trinigoodmedia and his writing and reviewing of non-technical subjects is published there.

How we came to be.

TechNewsTT is the logical conclusion of a 20 year commitment to writing a column about personal technology.
The thing is, I didn’t really think of it that way at the time. It was initially a response to an innocent question from a Public Relations executive representing a local telecommunications company, who asked, “Do you know of any websites where we can send our press releases?”

That set me to thinking. What was my purpose after two decades? What was I really doing? And I considered all the stories and bits of information that crossed my desk that didn’t fit into a weekly column and realised that we both had a problem that had the same solution.

So I went home, did a deep dive into WordPress, registered a domain name that was surprisingly free and began working. That was Monday evening. On the Friday, I called the executive and told her that I had a URL for her to use.

That first website was crude and the logo was literally slapped together in Photoshop in 15 minutes (the current version was created by the talented designer Russel Halfhide). I look back on it and on my rudimentary understanding of WordPress and marvel at the patience and generous reception the website got.

I’m still developing both the website and the idea. Along the way several talented individuals have stopped by to contribute and for that I am grateful. If you are reading this and have reached all the way down here, you’re probably interested in what we’re trying to do and for that I am also grateful.

Stick around. Sign up for our newsletter, which is finally getting off the ground again. We’re continuing the work and are committed to improving. I think you will find it an interesting journey. I certainly have.