Monthly Archives: May 2009

Access for All

[As ever, this can be read on the BBC News website] President Sarkozy of France recently managed to get his ‘Création et Internet’ law passed by the National Assembly, and if all goes well in the Senate then French internet … Continue reading

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The House That Tweets

One of the nice things about appearing on Digital Planet is that we get to talk to cool people doing interesting things… like this http://bit.ly/2M0AWc More on the topic on next week’s show. (thanks, Michelle!)

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Touching the past

I’ve just returned home after an evening at St John’s College where we had a small supper following my talk at the Computer Lab this afternoon – it will be online soon, by the way.  It was a delightful event, … Continue reading

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The 10 Cultures Problem

It’s fifty years since CP Snow gave his famous lecture on The Two Cultures at the Senate House in Cambridge. Tomorrow I make my contribution to the University’s 800th anniversary celebration with a lecture on ‘The 10 Cultures Problem’ at … Continue reading

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When the new becomes old

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website] Sometimes on a  Monday afternoon I find myself sitting a desk in a small room in a fairly nondescript office block near Cambridge railway station waiting for the network … Continue reading

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Can’t Connect… Won’t Connect

[As ever, this is on the BBC News website too] BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones must be hoping that his near neighbours don’t decide they want a larger family.  He recently spent ages setting up a high-speed wireless network at … Continue reading

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Is Facebook Really Bad for You?

[As ever, this is on the BBC News website] The examination period is always stressful, both for those sitting GCSEs, A levels and the International Baccalaureate and for their parents and siblings who get ‘second-hand stress’ without even a certificate … Continue reading

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A New Laureate

Good to see Carol Ann Duffy get the Laureate, and I decided to commemorate it in this small AudioBoo… Listen!

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