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Broadband in Britain getting better

The internet being what it is, people use it for very different things. If you work from home like I did until recently, then your needs might be different to those who are ensconced in an office cubical eight hours a day. Here in Britain, broadband connections are speeding up: “Broadband is getting faster in […]

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25% of all computers are in BotNet

Of the 600 million or so computers that are connected to the Internet, approximately 150 million of them may be unwilling participants in a botnet. It’s an alarming statistic, once you drop the numbers into a percentage, because that’s 25% which sounds even worse when you consider that’s a quarter of all Internet-connected computers. This […]

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Negroponte: Rich countries to buy laptops for poor

For such a well-meaning and competently managed project, the One Laptop Per Child program has managed to attract its fair share of detractors and critics. However, ideas abound if the OLPC project is fulfilled as intended by Nicholas Negroponte et al, we could be witness to a wonderful international gesture of good will: “Nicholas Negroponte, […]

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Assessing the true cost of One Laptop Per Child

What one man giveth, another man often takes with both hands. So while the One Laptop Per Child project might look like a winner right from the get-go, the long-term consequences could be hidden costs and comment spam on the cheap. This isn’t good news, especially on the back of criticisms of the OLPC project […]