Monthly Archives: October 2010

Behind the Technical Screen

More from David Noble, again taken from his book Progress Without People, from a section titled Behind the Technical Screen. Much of what he wrote in the 80s and 90s still applies today to all kinds of professionals (not only technical people), including interaction designers (thinking we’ll serve humanity in our professional roles is mostly […]

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Technological Progress

David Noble writing about technological progress in the first industrial revolution, taken from his book Progress Without People: New Technology, Unemployment, and the Message of Resistance: With regard to technological change, [leaders of labour] adopted an official posture of encouragement, accommodation, and acceptance. They were, after all, progressive, and no progressive is against progress. Besides, […]

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We Are Soldiers We Have Guns and Tada Tátà

Saw two very nice bands on Friday at a Cosy Den event in Gothenburg: We are soldiers we have guns Tada Tátà

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John le Carré on Iran

For the full interview, visit Democracy Now! Mark Curtis has written about Britain’s involvement in Iran: The coup in Iran, 1953

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The Return of the Public

Dan Hind on ‘serious’ news, from his excellent new book The Return of the Public: When ‘serious’ coverage becomes more unreliable the more important the subject under investigation is, much of the population refuses to take it seriously enough to watch it or to read it. Some of them turn instead to entertainment, celebrity and […]

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