Luke Troynar is a part-time wordsmith, part-time musician and semi-aspiring member of the workforce. Brianna Summers has a fondness for inventing words and excels at Denglish. The two former Melbournians now live in Berlin. Here they take turns blogging about the cultural idiosyncrasies between Germany and Australia.
Cyberwar sounds like an action film but the reality is much more prosaic. Guarding against cyberattacks is mostly a matter of vigilance. In Germany, a special agency is tasked with protecting politicians, businesses and private individuals from the perils of life online.
I’m often asked why I started learning German. My go-to answer is “because it’s easier than French and Chinese”, both of which I tried and failed to learn at high school. German was still a hard slog, but I was able to gradually piece things together.