Book Review: Interop

This book looks interesting, reviewed in Times Higher Education this week: You've probably been there: the plenary speaker arrives straight from the airport, rocks up to the podium and whips out a Mac laptop that the techie supporting the event assumed would be a PC. There is much muttering and scrabbling for a video adaptor - for the keynote speech has been written in, well, Keynote and won't translate adequately into PowerPoint. This all-too-familiar premise forms…

Electronic Isolation

As someone who has just had to send my mi-fi off for repair, and thus will only be able to connect via my phone, or other people's (sometimes dodgy speed) wi-fi, for at least the next 10 days... this tale of being disconnected is interesting... although you will note that I often CHOOSE to largely (if not entirely) disconnect when abroad: Recently, Wikipedia went on strike, presenting us with blank screens rather than the usual…