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....

What A Shocking Finding About Rural Broadband! Shame!

This is just such a shame, such a one that we should all hang our heads in it. Rural broadband is slower than urban! Broadband...

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...

Evgeny Morozov Wants To Nationalise Our Data – Then Reinvent The...

I've long wondered what Evgeny Morozov is actually for. As a deep thinker he seems to be one of the cast offs from a...

What A Stunner – Steam’s Games Sales Subject To Power Law

Given how common a power law is in the real world out here it's not all that much of a surprise that Steam's games...

Our Tech Regulation Problem – Monopolies With Network Effects Benefit Consumers

There are, of course, a number of different ways in which we can approach antitrust. One might be that any time anyone gains economic...

Nationalise Facebook To Get China’s Social Credit System

People who violate social norms should indeed be cut off from the bounty of civilisation that government provides us with, shouldn't they? We have,...

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...

Why Would The Russians Bother To Troll Tumblr For Trump?

It would appear that the Russian election trolls are very much more silly than we've been giving them credit for. They expended actual effort...

Sad Ignorance About The Value Of Facebook And Google

It's entirely true that Facebook and Google are worth large amounts of money. It's also true that some goodly portion of this comes from...