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Roam, roam, the freedom to roam…

13 Sep 2017

Five countries, five thousand kilometers and approximately 5 gigabytes of mobile data – the sum...

Do you trust the internet?

30 Jun 2017

Well, judging by the explosive growth in social media, e-commerce and online life in general, it would be...

Your unofficial guide to the internet!

23 May 2017

What would you do with 15000 dominos, the world’s greatest domino engineer and the patience of a saint?...

The meteoric rise of an Internet backbone

9 Jun 2016

In many ways, it is possible to draw parallels between the evolution of the commercial Internet backbone...

Pelé, Breaking the Internet and Crazy Cats

19 Apr 2016

Despite a valiant effort, it seems Kim Kardashian didn’t quite manage to (re)break the Internet recently....

The day the Internet died.

11 Jun 2015

A young computer expert hacks his way into the US Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System, almost...

Back to the future – did life actually begin in 1985?

30 Apr 2015

1985 was an important year for time travel – at least at the movies. This was the year synonymous...

The Internet of (No)things

10 Feb 2015

Many historical firsts are nigh on impossible to pinpoint. Who lit the first fire? Who invented the first...

The Bones of Contention

2 Dec 2014

To the sound of popping corks and effervescing champagne, I’m proud to announce that I’ve just added a...

99 Problems and the Net ain’t one

22 Oct 2014

Don’t let the name deceive you. The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) meetings have long...

Gamescom for real 2014

28 Aug 2014

Gamescom was really buzzing this year, so much so that it sold out completely. At one stage day tickets...

A massive experience is all about timing

10 Jul 2014

We humans have an illustrious history of inventing things – often big, sometimes massive. Sky scrapers,...

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