Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Because we don’t need it

The 2016 technological graveyard is fairly full. MIT have produced their list of star technology failures for 2016. These include Volkswagen’s “defeat device” (a rather expensive few lines of software code), genetically engineered plants that luminesce (still in the dark) and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (far too hot a product).

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