Snippets from the BBC news site

At http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/rorycellanjones/2010/09/my_google_alphabet.html Rory Cellan-Jones has been experimenting with Google’s instant search and finding out what words it suggests when you put in one letter.  Personally my reaction is similar to ‘Joe’ in the 13th comment, that Google has been trying to finish words for me for a long time so this is nothing new.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11233827 reports a tangible increase in the use of cards (credit and debit) for payment, but I was particularly struck by the reduction in the number of ATM machines.  And for technology history nerds, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11212656 reminds us who Mercury Communnications were (full disclosure – I used to have a Mercury phone card)

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