Urbanisation, TV and the growing employment of women have led to steeply falling birth rates, even i
Broadband Britain is emerging thanks to some Nordic-style nurturing of networks to serve schools, ho
Communities trapped on the wrong side of the broadband divide have handed out leaflets, created webs
High prices and poor technology are symptoms of a deeper malaise
In India, the world's largest democracy, democracy has been prohibited. The owners of property have
New technology can turn work into a pleasure, get the cooker fixed quickly and even help people walk
Technology policy in an election year? Don't hold your breath. And anyway, President Bush is no techno-phile. His most coherent thought on the network society came during the 2000 race.
A host of well-armed hackers are lining up to take advantage of your computer. Bill Thompson describ
Observations on civil liberties
Broadband is a pervasive feature of some people's lives. So how exactly are they using it?
Britain has long seemed a broadband basket-case, with low availability, high prices and a stifled ma
You could watch a show you missed while on the train, and even shape dramas to your personal tastes.
Observations on computer games
Ann Widdecombe The other day I was trying to remember a poem I had learnt at school. It would have taken hours to go to the library and look it up, but with broadband I found it on the internet in less than a minute. Information is now just a tap of a keyboard away.
It's taken a lot to convince me. All too often I have sat at my home computer, tapping on the desk, stamping on the floor, glaring at the bottom of the web browser and willing it to hurry up "Connecting", "Receiving" or "Looking for the page".
Broadband, people say, will improve the way we work, rest and play. Robert Colvile reports on the fi
Genuine meritocracy and greater social mobility are emerging as Labour's big ideas for the third ter
A forthcoming film that shows New York drowning may be based on dodgy science. But as the world gets
Country folk, tradition has it, are in tune with nature. Wrong. They have long shown woeful ignoranc
The creators of Google risk ending up like Anita Roddick, their ideals increasingly sidelined by com
Roy Hattersley admits that Blair's critics failed to argue their own case for "modern social democra
Democracies are not made by written laws which can be exported as a package. They depend on unwritte
In one of the world's most secular societies, ministers tremble at an archbishop's words and give cl
Can we still rely on what scientists tell us? Alas, no. Their conferences and papers are sponsored b
In a country that was once divided, Shias and Sunnis are now as one, praying together for the first
Together with three others, I was charged with criminal damage to a minibus. We were all acquitted,
Friends can give you longer life and better health. But they can also be the basis for hierarchy, so
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As parents claim the credit if their child succeeds and professionals say there's something wrong wi