However you dress it up, Judge Dredd is a boys’ comic and one thing boys like is their toys. As someone who discovered the comic relatively late via the roleplaying game, the technology was one of its main appeals. Chief among these gadgets was Dredd’s gun, the Lawgiver, and Dredd’s motorcycle, the Lawmaster. It wasn’t… Continue reading L is for Lawgiver, Lawmaster
Would the “cop in my pocket” accept a bribe from News International?
This week’s New Scientist features an article entitled Smartphone surveillance: The cop in your pocket (kerching). In it, a rather breathless Nic Fleming waxes lyrically about how, thanks to our smartphones, “we are all set to gain unprecedented crime-fighting abilities.” Sadly, however, it is not through being able to download mad martial arts skillz via… Continue reading Would the “cop in my pocket” accept a bribe from News International?
Why don’t I know more women in technology? [Ada Lovelace Day]
A few months ago I signed the Ada Lovelace pledge. Then, I realised I couldn’t think of anyone to write about. 10 weeks later, and with an hour before the end of the day, and I’m still struggling. As a Lib Dem of course, I might observe that many of the party’s e-innovators – Mary… Continue reading Why don’t I know more women in technology? [Ada Lovelace Day]