Broadcast: Debating the 15th anniversary of the Web

With Professor Wendy Hall, on BBC News 24, I debated the significance of the 15th anniversary of the Web BBC 5 O’Clock News, TX 17:35 BST, 04/08/2006 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeJOvuRX4lM BBC News 24: WWW Anniversary item Themes discussed: how much the success of the Web was anticipated; the importance of ease of use of the Web; the […]

Book review: Where Wizards Stay Up Late

Cover of ‘Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet’ Review of Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon (Simon & Schuster Inc, 1997) ISBN: 0684832674 Reference on Amazon.co.uk Originally published in WorldLink, the magazine of the World Economic Forum, whose Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director was […]

The next 50 years of the Internet

Welcome to people who were at the #Internet50 LDN event… The big picture How can we better understand our societies and socio-technical change, engage citizens, and facilitate progress? A half century Almost 50 years ago, 10:30 pm on 29 October 1969, a team led by Professor Leonard Kleinrock sent a message from a computer at […]

A response to the Digital Britain Interim Report, 2009

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/digital-britain-the-interim-report-january-2009 In January 2009 the UK Department for Culture Media and Sport published the Digital Britain: The Interim Report, lead by former Ofcom chief executive Stephen Carter, which is a ‘plan to secure Britain’s place at the forefront of the global digital economy’. The interim report contains more than 20 recommendations on: next-generation networks, universal […]