Daily Archives: December 15, 2008

Dante’s InfernoGreat works of literature have the ability to resonate down the ages, earning fresh relevance as they are revived and their lessons applied to modern times.

The BBC’s dramatisation of Little Dorrit, just ended, seemed particularly timely as it highlighted Ponzi schemes and bank collapses in the 1850s, while Electronic Arts’ new game, Dante’s Inferno, could not come at a better time…or worse, to be more accurate. Read more

Net neutrality – the idea that all internet traffic should be treated equally as it flows over broadband networks – is one of those slippery phrases that means different things to different people, depending on which side of the fence they sit.

Take the argument today between Google and the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper accused Google – which has been the strongest advocate of net neutrality, at least in public – of backing away from the principle by making secret arrangements with broadband companies to have its own internet traffic delivered faster. Read more