The Office of the Future


Xerox produced a video of their view of the office of the future in the 1970s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY3I-tbpFGA The impact of information technology on the office has been a topic of interest for many years. Vannevar Bush first wrote about it in 1945 when he argued that machines could function as an extension to human memory …

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The Future of the Internet, 2013 Update


The internet continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Over the past three years we have seen its continued proliferation across the globe and increasing use of social media. This post updates the initial post in this blog on the future. Security continues to be a significant internet issue and has been discussed previously in …

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Interview with Mark Aggar, Microsoft and the Green Grid on Green Information Technology


My interview with Mark Aggar, Board Member, The Green Grid and Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft. Our discussion focussed on the impact of information technology on the environment, increasing power usage, end of life IT and the role of government in IT and the environment. The video is imperfect at the beginning …

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