Mark Lyndersay is a writer and photographer based in Trinidad and Tobago. He wrote 1,800 editorial leaders for Guardian Media Limited between 2001 and 2016 and now provides leaders for the T&T Newsday. He writes features and reviews for several publications.
His column, BitDepth has examined personal technology issues continuously over the last 23 years.
As a photographer, he divides his time between commercial assignments, editorial photography, annual reports and personal projects like Local Lives, which examines the backstory of life and culture in Trinidad and Tobago.
Many experienced politicians find it difficult to engage with digital natives who are unwilling to grant respect until it has been earned, often expressing such disregard with casual incivility and a tendency to backchat.
“…the colonies were to manufacture not a nail, not a horseshoe. They were to produce raw materials only, which were to be sent to England, to enable downstream manufacturing operations, to provide jobs, to expand.”
It’s the kind of Marshall McLuhan conceptualising that could easily become boring, but the banter between De Gannes and his hosts makes a potentially challenging subjects seem rather obvious and straightforward.