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‘hanging out the dirty linen’ to delve into the ethics of IT’s role in society.

The Internet has grown drastically over the past few years and most of us wouldn’t know what to do now without it. I have grown in a world where technology is used every day and where we are surrounded by it. Both my parents are quite tech-savvy and technology was used often at home but […]

Before streaming media, people would own DVDs and CDs and this is how you would watch movies or listen to music. You owned your DVDs and you could watch them and lend them to anyone whenever you wished, just as long as you didn’t copy them or do anything illegal with them. But CDs and […]

You are not a Gadget, by Jaron Lanier is an analysation of how humans ultimately interact with and study technology, and how we as humans are impacted by the way that we interact with the technology. In the last half of the book, Lanier revisits the claims he had previously discussed in the earlier chapters of […]

In the first part of the novel You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier, Lanier targeted on what he calls ‘cybernetic totalism‘, which is the theory of the things like the Singularity, when people upload themselves to the internet. He also presented his concern that the web 2.0 and social networking may be a cause of […]

Hi all, Well we have got started with the Major Project criteria B,C and D and the deadlines for these are up on ManageBAC so time to Wiki Nd Eghs … first thing you need to be in two teams of 2 and one team of 3 (you will find numbers amongst the waste – […]

In April a man from Ohio was charged by a grand jury on identify theft charges. However this had nothing with stolen credit cards or anything like that. Apparently the suspect stole a South Carolina man’s identity to gain access of $300,000 in medical treatment at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Centre. According to Kirsten Hallam, […]

While I suppose a title seems overly melodramatic, it actually does describe the occasion, a carnage. Lets have a look at the post op report in an even more dramatic manner! Dossier: The Mission: To sucessfully defend wiki-leaks in a debate with another school. The Date: 29-11-2010, 1130 hours The Location: Cisco Systems, [REDACTED] The […]

Over the years amazon has developed a platform technology for reading on the go. Downloadable newspaper subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, eBooks, Novels, Poems, articles, etc have been made to be downloaded onto the cheap and useful Amazon Kindle. The Kindle is cheaper than most eReading tools because of its wireless internet capability. The Kindle, even after […]

Think of a day before the Internet, television, telephone, radio, telegram and postal services. How did humans communicate with each other? Of course, they talked to each other in person; it was the only solution to relaying messages. As technology has progressed, we now have the sufficient tools to communicate with somebody out of reach. […]

P4P is the new kid on the filesharing block. P4P is a new technology that will make filesharing applications that makes torrenting and peer to peer transfering alot cheaper and faster. But is this neccissarily a good thing? P4P is basically an improved version of P2P. P4P works just liek P2P except it focuses on […]

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