I am a great believer in the Internet remaining relatively unregulated, free to all, and free for all. But we need direction to provide better for disruption and disaster.
Just as drug cheats always seem several steps ahead of those trying to stop doping in sport, so computer security is always playing catch-up to hackers. And now they can hack into vending machines.
From a brave king, to the pungent taste of mustard, with a wail on the side – all in the one word.
Few computer products thrive for over 30 years: the Mac (31 years young), Unix in its many guises (46), and TeX (37) each spring to mind.
Most of our financial and personal transactions should be protected by secure Internet connections. A year on, how has the Heartbleed bug changed this?
Like the moth which flies miles to contact an irresistible lantern, only to die in its flame, the C languages continue to draw programmers to their nemesis.
How many times have you heard it said that mark-making is a sign of abstraction in painting?