Transcript\nGEORGINA SWAN: I\u2019m Georgina Swan, editor of CIO and tonight we\u2019re on Fort Denison in Sydney, at a HP\/CIO networking event.\nEarlier, I spoke to Kerry O\u2019Brien, where we talked about interviewing skills and negotiation techniques.\nThe internet has played such a big part in so many of our lives and I asked Kerry about what that meant for media.\nKERRY O\u2019BRIEN: Well, I think, the internet is part of the end game \u2013 it\u2019s part of where we find ourselves now \u2013 but the technological revolution has really been going on since the first computer. And it is a just a process that has been going from fast, to fast, to faster, to whirlwind.\nAnd I think that the impact of technology on both journalism \u2013 the way news is reported \u2013 and the fact that you\u2019ve now got convergence of news between print and electronic \u2014 and so there is just this continuous stream of 24-hour news, there is an instant deadline at any moment, of any day. And I don\u2019t think that the news industry is actually dealing with that pretty well at this stage.\nI think that has interacted with politics; in some ways it has increased scrutiny and in some ways that\u2019s good. In other ways, it has put a pressure on politicians to feel that they have to be constantly coming out and making new announcements. And, again, very often those announcements are old announcements dressed up as new just so that they feel they have something to say.\nThe end result of all that is, I think, is that news is becoming more superficial than ever and politics is in a pretty sorry state.