Category: history

Prejudging and – then – prejudice

We live in horrible online public spaces – even as our private lives may contain in equal and respectful parts the beauty, sadness, love and fear, natural and appropriate to the curiosity that is this planetary existence of ours. So…

Skype, history, individuals and masses

Last night (well, early this morning), I discovered how one might be connected to two separate Skype accounts from the same Windows user on the same device at exactly the same time.  I’m currently waiting for clever bods to confirm…

Why Michael Gove needs Mr Sloppy

A while back, I found Michael Gove’s belief in traditional history almost beguiling.  This is what the BBC reported back in February of this year: Under Mr Gove’s plans, revealed earlier this month, children will learn a complete history of…

In what way is the Internet robust?

If we were all ants, the Internet could be rightly described as robust.  But we’re not.  And it can’t. Yes, yes, yes.  I know it was designed by the American military to sustain communications in times of nuclear war –…