Articles Posted in the " The Internet " Category

  • BOOK REVIEW: Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet

    Looks like it could be worth a look: For most of us, our relationship with spam began almost gently: those short, jokey email messages reaching out to us from distant lands, with an intriguing, almost whimsical character. But they quickly grew into more forceful entreaties to help, support, defend or publicise some victim of an […]

  • “Everything you ever need to know about the internet”

    “Everything you ever need to know about the internet”

    A funny thing happened to us on the way to the future. The internet went from being something exotic to being boring utility, like mains electricity or running water – and we never really noticed. So we wound up being totally dependent on a system about which we are terminally incurious. You think I exaggerate […]