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  • the real cost of free

    the real cost of free

    Free wi-fi, free sites, free services, free apps. Far from free when we consider that we are paying for them with information about ourselves and our friends.

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  • dark, deep and clear

    dark, deep and clear

    In the last article I raised the apparent discrepancy between the number of web pages and the number of pages indexed by search engines. Those very simple statistics showed a discrepancy of 50%. In other words, the search engines only know about half the pages that are out on the web. Unfortunately, this inconsistency is hopelessly understated. And to know why, we need to look at the clear web, the deep web and the dark web.

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  • things the web has changed

    things the web has changed

    A video review of some of the things that were changed, or even no longer exist because of the web.

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  • society

    society

    Our views on contemporary society; its foibles, its ignorance, its potential for great outcomes and its failings.

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    technology

    Our views about technology, its use and its impact upon us

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    travel

    Our views about places we have visited.

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    food

    Our thoughts on food, cooking and places we have eaten.

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    family

    Matters related related to our family.

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    music

    Our favourite music and music performances.

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    literature

    Books we have read, want to read, or have given up on.

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