Danny Meadows-Klue wireless bloggingThanks for dropping by my personal blog. This is a scrapbook of stuff about the digital networked society that caught my eye. Many of the last two years' posts are now open, but the content properly got going back in 1999 when I first started lecturing about how the digital networked economy would impact social behaviour. Some posts go way back to diaries and travel journals from the early nineties, just as the first ripples of networked life started to be felt. It's only a scrapbook that I sometimes use in my teaching, but if you want, then you can find out more about this blog, or skip to some of the more popular posts, including how US presidential challenges made it online in 98, projects I helped out with in Ethiopia in 2000, what it was like to discover wireless hotspots in 2001, or challenges with internet access in Italy in '05. Remember it's only a private little space for random jottings; you're welcome to comment, but be polite to others and keep on topic. I hope you find it useful or interesting, and feel free to let me know. Home is where you hang your @, and you'll find mine around [email protected]

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  • Broadband battle with US UK penetration of fast broadband connections slips ahead of US for first time.
  • Silver surfers swell Almost two out of every three of those coming up to retirement in the UK are online; double where the UK was in just 2001
  • 9% of China online And with vast growth rates to match it's not hard to understand why every dot com is looking East right now.
  • Blogtastic 1 new blog created every second as blogging goes mainstream.
  • The magic billion Crossing the threshold of '1 billion people' now online worldwide.
  • Beethoven rocks the house 1.3m downloads of Beethoven tracks, making him 1-9 in the download chart. Thanks to BBC Online the stereotype of music being just for kids gets blown apart.
  • Ebay addicts More than £4bn traded on eBay here this year, accounting for 1.3% of UK sales and an average of £3,000 per trader; latest news – the tax man’s interested in a slice!
  • Broadband Britain Finally broadband home access outweighs dial-up, but spare a thought for the poor folks still on dial up.
  • "The future of advertising is the internet"
    Bill Gates 27/10/05
  • "It is happening now and is strong, rapid and large. [And there’s a] tremendous violence in traditional media as it continues to get displaced by digital."
    Sir Martin Sorrell, 27/10/05
  • "What is happening is a revolution in the way young people access news. Unless we awaken to these changes, which are quite different to those of 5 or 6 years ago, we will, as an industry, be relegated to the status of also-rans."
    Rupert Murdoch, American Society of Newspaper Editors, 13/04/05


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