6AM Book Club: Programmed Inequality by Marie Hicks

This book made me angry. In a righteous indignation kind of way. Programmed Inequality is a fine piece of historical work by Marie Hicks and it’s a much needed historical insight into Britain’s role in computing in the 20th Century. You should read it too, especially if: you’ve ever wondered what happened to Britain’s computing prowess…

Six AM Book Club: Playing to the Crowd by Nancy Baym

  Once or twice a week I get an email that I enthusiastically open. In fact, I open this email so eagerly you’d think the sender was a close friend or romantic interest. I don’t know the sender personally, but I, like many others feel connected to Nick Cave by his turn of phrase and…

Six AM Book Club: Aramis (or the love of technology) by Bruno Latour

‘Now that it’s loved by so many people, we’re going to have to move from the little guys to the big guys. Ready to take on the stratosphere, Mister Young Engineer? You must admit you’re learning more here than in your classrooms, where you solve equations the professor already knows how to do. Do they…