When time became ubiquitous

So I’ve just finished Longitude by Dava Sobel, a great history of the struggle to create a reliable method of calculating longitude. It was a quest that lasted for hundreds of years, fuelled by rivalry, prejudice, discovery and war (also, a smidge of science). Lines of latitude and longitude began crisscorssing our worldview in ancient […]

We don’t know where science might lead

I’ve just started reading a book called Longitude by Dava Sobel. It’s a history of the scientific quest for a practical method of finding longitude. Great minds from all over Europe, from Galileo to Isaac Newton, pursued an answer. And that’s what leads us to this great paragraph: In the course of their struggle to […]

The perils of being a non-coder

Coding is the literacy of our age. Soon, knowing how to code is not going to be an option. I’ve been thinking about this for a couple of weeks now, as I’ve gone about making my podcast. For instance, talking to primary school children who can already do more with their phones than I can. […]

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