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Understanding Microsoft

The story of the rise and fall of Microsoft is already a business classic. But does the appeal against its break-up matter? Like IBM before it, Microsoft will go from being a big company that dominates the world to just…
Tom Standage  

Biology and computing

Biology and computing used to be at opposite ends of the scientific spectrum. But the deluge of DNA data and the complexity of computer networks have begun a productive conversation between the two-which may lead to a kind of union.
Tom Standage  

Why Napster matters

Napster is more than just a clever piece of software that facilitates music piracy. It is also at the forefront of a movement to reverse the centralisation of the internet and its takeover by big business which began in the…
Tom Standage