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The difference a decade makes

I have been thinking about the changes that have taken place in the world in the last decade or so, and in particular the effect of the Internet. And I’ve been thinking about Iraq. Let…



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Searching for ‘labour’

What happens when you search for the word ‘labour’ on the world’s leading search engines? The results are as you’d expect from Google and all the rest — with one amazing exception.


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Britain needs a Powells

Way back in the early days of the Internet (in December 1996, to be exact), I noticed something new on the Amazon.com website. It was called an “affiliate program”. It offered websites something extraordinary: the…