Monthly Archives: July 2009

Follow in the footsteps of geeks

[As ever, this is on the BBC News website too] About ten years ago I went on a family holiday to Cornwall, and one day I dragged my unwilling kids to a delightful but otherwise undistinguished beach so I could … Continue reading

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Learning to live offline

[This was on the BBC News website last week, but I’ve only just got round to posting it here… lazy, I know] I have just endured a week of limited connectivity and it has given me a salutory lesson in … Continue reading

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I Needed Music ‘cos I Had None…

The latest report on young people’s online music-finding habits from consumer research company The Leading Question has attracted a fair amount of coverage for its headline finding that UK teenagers use of filesharing services has dropped by a third. ‘Speakerbox’ … Continue reading

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Being Open About Secrecy

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website too] It must be tricky to be an advocate of transparency when your job involves selling serious encryption tools to government departments, large and small companies, hospitals and people … Continue reading

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Giving Life a Shape

[This is also available to read on the BBC News website, as always] One of the more interesting shifts in the technology world over the last quarter century has been the way that cultural organisations have gone from being the … Continue reading

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