As Usual, World Economic Forum Gets Robots And AI Wrong Over...

The World Economic Forum is that gathering of the Great and the Good that takes place at Davos each year. One good explanation for...

The Coming Glories Of The Decentralised Web

There's a rather breathless movement among the tech types who think about such things as the internet - the rest of us just use...

Getting Around Town

  I'll go out on a limb and predict that passenger-carrying drones will be in commercial use before driverless cars. Now, driverless cars will almost...

WhatsApp Is In GDP As A Reduction In Productivity

AEI is asking where's the next productivity revolution going to come from? The answer being that it's already here. So when will the next productivity...

The Nobel Laureate On Tech Company Monopoly And Regulation

It won't have escaped your attention that rather large numbers of people are calling for the regulation of the tech companies. The Amazon, Google,...

Oh Yes, Violent Youths To Be Banned From Sending A Letter

This is one of those things which will so obviously work, isn't it? The postal system is used by criminals to coordinate their activities....

Jon Snow’s Real Beef With Facebook

From our special correspondent, Wessex Man: Cambridge Analytica’s activities have exposed the threat to democracy that Facebook’s omissions have facilitated. Zuckerberg owes us more than...

Google’s Response To The EU’s Android And Search Case

Hal Varian has made some cogent points about digital economics. Not wholly certain that all of the following is quite so obviously true but...

Why Facebook’s Latest Fake News Campaign Won’t Work In The Slightest

So Facebook has decided that it really should be doing something about fake news. They've even managed to get the underlying basic point correct...

Naked Self-Interest And The Idea Of Higher VAT For Online, Amazon,...

The latest suggestion for dealing with the decline of retail is one of such naked self-interest that those proposing it should be ashamed of...