Bill Thompson: Brave, New, Inscrutable World

Bill Thompson makes an inter­est­ing point about the two cul­tures — com­puter lit­er­ate and com­puter illit­er­ate — grow­ing apart in the digit­al age.

Beeb tech­ie pun­dit chap Bill Thompson makes an inter­est­ing point about the two cul­tures — com­puter lit­er­ate and com­puter illit­er­ate — grow­ing apart in the digit­al age.

Far too many people who use com­puters every day, and have them in their homes, aren’t even cap­able of apply­ing the sys­tem updates that Microsoft and Apple auto­mat­ic­ally send out, leav­ing them with buggy and insec­ure sys­tems vul­ner­able to all sorts of attack.

You can fol­low Bill on Twitter, nat­ur­ally.

BBC NEWS | Technology | A nation of pro­gram­mers?

Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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