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October 29, 2015  4:02 PM

When ’15 minutes of fame’ meets Uber – here come the Uber Kittens

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cats, Internet, kittens, Uber

Downtime regulars may already know that in future, we won't own or buy stuff anymore, we'll all share with everyone else in a big, cuddly, let's-all-have-a-spliff-around-the-campfire, tree-hugging kind of way. To make this concept credible and allow politicians and business leaders not to appear...

December 16, 2013  3:43 PM

Turkey or technology? – The Christmas dilemma

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Christmas, Holidays, Internet, Smartphones, Technology, Turkey

Picture the scene: you're sitting at the dining table on Christmas Day and you're faced with a tough decision. Turkey, or technology?


November 19, 2010  5:23 PM

How much for sex?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Internet, URL

Well, to be honest, that headline should say, "How much for sex.com?" but we're not averse to picking up a few salacious web visitors on the Downtime blog even if they think they're going somewhere else. The controversial URL has been sold for $13m, making it the most expensive web domain in...


November 19, 2010  5:12 PM

It’s the internet’s fault (again)

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Internet, jury, social media, Web

Not content with being blamed for the creation of bullying, pornography, paedophilia and the X-Factor (probably), it seems that now the internet is also about to be responsible for the imminent collapse of a central tenet of British democracy - trial by jury.

Lord Chief Justice Lord...


May 26, 2010  3:53 PM

The net’s boys-only club

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Internet, VeriSign, Web

Downtime has no objection in principle to Verisign, the long-time operator of the .com domain, having a dinner for its mates from the internet. But it does have some quibbles about who it chooses to bless as ".com honorees".

Among the 25 (well, there's an arbitrary number for you, apparently...


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