The Love Machine: three ways that porn has shaped the technology we use

Porn is a word that makes most people cringe at the mere mention of it, but throughout history porn has shaped human culture and technology more than most would realise. Even in ancient times porn was evident; in the ruins of Pompeii researches found fully preserved indecent images painted on the side of brothels and other buildings. Not much has changed to this day, with … Continue reading The Love Machine: three ways that porn has shaped the technology we use

Corrupted Blood: what The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention learnt from World of Warcraft

The year was 2005 and World of Warcraft was one of the hottest games on the PC market with over 2 million active players. Released in 2004, it had already broken numerous records for most active players and its expansive Gameworld; but something was about to happen in this MMORPG that had never been seen in gaming before. In September of 2005, Blizzard (the developers … Continue reading Corrupted Blood: what The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention learnt from World of Warcraft

The top five technologies that changed the world

5: Telegraph Communication is the cornerstone of any developed society, however before the invention of the telegraph in 1832 by Baron Schilling von Cannstatt, the spread of information was slow. The growing world hungered for a faster way to transmit information and the telegraph allowed for the flow of messages at near instant speed. Prior to this, especially in a country as large as the … Continue reading The top five technologies that changed the world

Nevile Maskelyne: The World’s First Hacker

The term ‘hack’ or ‘hacker’ has become part of the lexicon in most of the developed world. When you think of hacking, usually your conjures images of criminals stealing your information of nerds in basements trying to find evidence of aliens, but the concept got a lot further back than most would think. Our story starts in 1885 with a man called Guglielmo Marconi and … Continue reading Nevile Maskelyne: The World’s First Hacker