The Hello Machine

When I worked in telecommunications as an engineer (late 2000’s) Electronic Switching Systems had been pretty much taken over by software switching systems, but the hardware, closely coupled to that software, was still very much an important component. While the call switching and routing was no longer achieved by thousands and thousands of hardware relays […]

Technology and humans

There are deeper fears, people are afraid technology will make them less free, make them less powerful in a personal way. And that’s entirely possible. And in fact there are lost of good examples of that, the defence industry being a major one. Technology can also empower. You can take that argument all the way […]