Category Archives: internet Revolution

The Post-Internet-Revolution society

I’ve been watching the tweets of every MSP and MP for the last fortnight – and whilst I had a pretty dim opinion of our “pro-oil anti-fossil-fuel) Holyrood MSPs before I’ve started, I’ve gone from thinking they’re deluded to thinking … Continue reading

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The death of the expert

Whenever someone challenges me for not believing in this or that “expert” I have a simple response: “I’m an expert on experts – I’ve written a book** on the subject and trust me, you can’t believe experts” Of course, if … Continue reading

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The death of the political elite

WUWT found an interesting video in which Obama and Merkel talk about the role of the internet in changing politics: To be totally frank: Obama and Merkel must find it incredibly difficult to understand politics where many people have given … Continue reading

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The Internet Revolution for Numpties

Back in the days when books had to be written, they were very precious objects, because a book like the bible would takes months, even years, to produce. In today’s money that’s of the order of £10,000 for a book. … Continue reading

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Trump sentences Media to Death

For a long time I’ve been highlighting the loss of power and influence of the once “mainstream” media as the internet & social media takes over as the channel of choice for most people for news. But I thought their … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror on the wall who’s the most electable politician of them all?

The press, hammered by lost advertising revenue, are now little more than copy and paste merchants. The result is the “reality” politicians see is increasingly an uncritical mirror of themselves. We’ve all seen the graph below. This shows that the … Continue reading

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UKIP: The revolution is upon us.

Back in January I began realising that society was going through a massive social change as a result of social media. It started with the realisation that the mainstream on climate was no longer the “mainstream” media, but in reality … Continue reading

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The end of the UK university? – II

Stewgreen dropped me a link to an ABC chat on almost the same subject as my previous article on the end of the UK university. ABC The Science Show: Will online learning replace the university campus? Here is the transcript:-

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The end of the UK university?

With the rise of the internet, I’ve been wondering why it is that universities each present basically the same lectures to the same course all over the world, when the whole system could be so dramatically simplified. But then again, … Continue reading

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