Monthly Archives: April 2010

Dream it. Build It.

Dream It. Print It. [This is also on the BBC News website, athttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10089419.stm ] Imagine a school where a student could sketch out an idea for new design of bicycle and not only draw it in 3-D using a computer-aided … Continue reading

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Facebook Privacy Disaster. Not.

In a shocking development Facebook has yet again stripped away the last veil of privacy from its hundreds of millions of users by exposing their interest in controversial topics, religious affiliation and vampire tendencies to the scrutiny of marketers, potential … Continue reading

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Power to the People

[This is also on the BBC News website at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8618290.stm] With the Digital Economy Act now law, a digital election taking place around us, and more media coverage of Apple’s latest shiny electronic toy than anyone could read in a … Continue reading

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Who is Watching You?

Surveillance and social constructivism: or why being watched is dangerous for us all There is a pervasive myth that each individual human possesses a ‘personality’, a collection of behaviours, instincts, beliefs and other characteristics that persist over time and mark each of … Continue reading

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The iPad as a Blogger’s Tool

I am writing this on my iPad, using the WordPress app so I can work on a post offline and then update it when I get latched on to a network. I’m still getting used to the onscreen keyboard, which … Continue reading

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The Day the Web Turned Day-Glo

The Day the Web Turned Day-Glo [This is also on the BBC News website at http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/technology/8598871.stm ] Anyone with a few minutes to spare online might enjoy visiting Chatroulette, the finest expression of punk mentality from the emerging internet generation … Continue reading

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