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why we don’t offer email subscriptions any more

We have taken the decision to stop offering email subscriptions to our websites. We do, however, offer an alternative.

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the real cost of free

Free wi-fi, free sites, free services, free apps. Far from free when we consider that we are paying for them with information about ourselves and our friends.

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dark, deep and clear

In the last article I raised the apparent discrepancy between the number of web pages and the number of pages indexed by search engines. Those very simple statistics showed a discrepancy of 50%. In other words, the search engines only know about half the pages that are out on the web. Unfortunately, this inconsistency is hopelessly understated. And to know why, we need to look at the clear web, the deep web and the dark web.

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things the web has changed

A video review of some of the things that were changed, or even no longer exist because of the web.

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the world wide web

In a list compiled by the British Council, the invention of the World Wide Web is ranked number one. So where did it come from?

DEC VT-100 terminal

the internet

ARPANET was a means to connect military research networks together. The network at one site was now able to connect to the network at another site. It eventually became known as the internet, from the term “inter-network”.

an abstract of the world map, with a lot of connection lines

the interwebz – an exploration

Many people do not understand beyond a most superficial level what this thing they call the web is. This is the first in a series of articles to explore the web

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what I do all day

How to communicate complex technical material to lay people.

The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.

William Gibson
two dead Jawbone up devices

do not buy a Jawbone UP, or buy from Selfridges

Whilst Karenne and I were in London in July this year, I bought two Jawbone UP2 devices from Selfridges. What a mistake that was.

apple watch

I do not get the Apple Watch

I have been living with an Apple Watch for the last 2 months, and I just do not understand what all the fuss is about.

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home networks – part 1

This is the first post in a series about the home, networks and the wider internet. This series will explain why I have decided on the design of our home network.