Category Archives: Technology

Employee monitoring

An interesting article today by John Harris on how modern employers can monitor their employees through tracking devices. It’s always happened – what else is clocking on? – but digital surveillance is less likely to be hoodwinked that a human supervisor. There … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence

Things to remember from a couple of New Scientist articles (the easier ones) I have just read: The term “Artificial Intelligence” was first coined in 1956 when a team of scientists and engineers at Dartmouth College started working on this … Continue reading

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The new hard drive

Last Saturday I bought an external hard drive to use for computer back-ups. The young salesman (this is the kind of purchase I don’t attempt unaided) explained that I could get a terabyte of data storage for very little more … Continue reading

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Smart apps

I’ve just read an article in The Guardian by Larry Elliott on the Industrial Revolution 4.0. It touches on my not-terribly-serious bemusement yesterday at the young men so obsessed with developing an app that is only marginally different from ones … Continue reading

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