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A brief history of talking on the interwebs (or: why I’m not on app.net)

When I first went to university, I was part of an Actual September, though it took place in October. Going from a dial-up internet service shared with the telephone line to the latest iteration of SuperJANET with its multi-megabit connection to my computer opened many new possibilities for me and my peers. One of these […]

On Trashing

Back in the 1980s and 1990s, people who wanted to clandestinely gain information about a company or organisation would go trashing.[*] That just meant diving in the bins to find information about the company structure – who worked there, who reported to whom, what orders or projects were currently in progress etc. You’d think that […]

Oops. (updated twice)

Q: What caused this? A: this. A Vodafone employee used the corporate Twitter account to post the message: [@VodafoneUK] is fed up of dirty homo’s and is going after beaver And as the Vodafone apology attests, this was no hacking attack, instead a case of TGI Friday on the part of an employee. This goes […]