Remember to cover your eggs with rocks

I am a gamer, and I have been since I was able to use my parents’ BBC Microcomputer. I mostly played a game called Repton. Unlike video games nowadays, produced by teams of (sometimes) hundreds of software engineers over the course of several years, Repton was written by one person in their house over one…

This is a problem. I must inquire…

Around the world education lives in the past. Sure, there are pockets of the present emanating out of a few schools, but by and large education worldwide is being disseminated to students in much the same way it was 100 years ago. A teacher teaches, there are textbooks (sometimes online now), children work on problems…

Moving beyond the high tech pencil

When we imagine technology, we would often think of computers. But technology does not only refer to digital computers. Whilst how we understand the word does normally refer to computers, that’s only because most new technology in the home is some sort of computer. In the 1800s a new type of technology was introduced into…