Technology

The Mozilla controversy suggests that the sexual revolution is getting ugly

4 April 2014 11:04

If you’re reading this on Firefox, you can rest assured that your custom is not going towards any hateful, disgusting,…

Online etiquette must be taught in classrooms

28 March 2014 16:09

Can we protect children from the darker aspects of the internet? That was the question put to the panel last…

Technology is reshaping childhood — should we be worried?

21 March 2014 12:00

Are children utterly obsessed with technology? Yes, is the obvious answer to that question, but debate about whether is it…

How long until novels are published with video inserts?

27 August 2013 10:30

In Charlie Kauffman’s Bafta lecture (a startlingly honest reflection on film writing, and well worth a listen), the screenwriter, producer…

The View from 22 – learning to switch off, is London the new Venice and Britain’s shale ambitions vs. the EU

8 August 2013 14:10

Will holidays ever be truly relaxing again? In this week’s View from 22 podcast, Mary Wakefield and Freddy Gray discuss…

If you’re on your summer holiday, why are you reading this?

8 August 2013 9:37

I’m in two minds about blogging this post. On the one hand, I’d really rather be on a sunny beach…

Porn, porn everywhere. But will David Cameron’s proposals actually work?

22 July 2013 11:33

Has the Prime Minister been too naïve in cooking up plans to tackle unadulterated online access to porn? Today’s Daily Mail is totally…

The Snooper’s charter threatens Britain’s burgeoning technology boom

20 June 2013 13:00

Ministers are still mulling how they can collect communications data, and while quite rightly the debate about the ‘Snooper’s Charter’…

Fathers, sons and the beauty of a “borrowed” book

17 June 2013 18:28

I spent the weekend in Dublin; consequently, I am suffering from what Apthorpe would have called ‘Bechuana tummy’. For the…

Interview: Jared Cohen and The New Digital Age

8 May 2013 11:29

Jared Cohen is Director of Google Ideas, a think tank set up by Google dedicated to understanding global challenges by…

Interview with a writer: Evgeny Morozov

26 April 2013 10:15

Evgeny Morozov is an iconoclast. He believes that technology, if abused or misused, has the potential to make society less…

Interview with a writer: Jaron Lanier

22 March 2013 9:30

In his new book, Who Owns The Future?, computer scientist, Jaron Lanier, argues that as technology has become more advanced,…

The curious incident of the books on the Kindle

14 March 2013 10:20

If you had a pile of 300 books in your house waiting to be read, what would you do? Would…

What shall we do with the racist lap-top?

6 February 2013 11:18

Important work from Latanya Sweeney of Harvard University into the inherent racism of internet search engines. She carried out a…

David Willetts looks back to the future for economic growth

24 January 2013 20:49

Can science and technology become the backbone of the British economy? David Willetts thinks so — he’s set out eight…

Why Dr Faustus’ dark obsessions still resonate

17 December 2012 10:43

Faustus to Helen of Troy from Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe Was this the face that launched a thousand ships?…

Write a novel in a month

15 November 2012 17:54

Could you write a novel in a month? Plenty of people around the world are trying to do just that…

Paper talk

1 November 2012 10:35

The rainforests must be jumping for joy these days. Which is ironic, as they’ve largely got Amazon to thank for…

Interview: Evgeny Morozov and the net delusion

8 June 2012 14:15

You are reading this article thanks to the greatest invention of the last 50 years: the internet. The web is…

Introducing Coffee House: the App

22 January 2012 15:14

The Sunday Times lists the ‘Top 500 Apps in the world’ (£) today, and I’m pleased to say that The…