In late 2001 my column moved from The Asian Wall Street Journal to the Far Eastern Economic Review. Supported by a great editorial team, and renamed Loose Wire, the column won an appreciative audience among the region’s readers, from ministers to little old ladies. I found it hard to interview Indonesian officials on politics without them impatiently waving away my questions with their own requests for assistance on fixing a recalcitrant gadget, or removing viruses from their computer.

The column continued until the Review’s switch to a more academic publication, whereupon my column moved back to the Journal.

While at the Review I also wrote on political issues, particularly Indonesia, and contributed technology-related features.


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  1. […] started blogging a few months after reading one of Jeremy Wagstaff’s “Loose Wire” articles from an old Far Eastern Economic Review. Weblogs, he said they’re called. I […]

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