Following on from my magazine piece, the Daily Telegraph were the first British newspaper to launch a digital supplement, called CONNECTED, to which I contributed the following pieces:
Illustration: Ivan Allen
April 30th 1996 Centre-page spread cover story: Wired Island : The shock waves of the Internet are rippling through local communities as industry, schools and councils join in digital partnership. Opening text mainly on the European Telecities project with a big feature on Brighton with a box on Cambridge
Illustration: Simon Bartram June 3rd 1997 Centre-page spread: Digital weapons deployed in war on waste: An ‘efficiency revolution’ is beginning to take root in Western industrial culture. John May talks to Amory Lovins, one of its most resourceful advocates. PREVIOUS POST: Read the whole article here
Illustration: Laurent at Live & Line June 11th 1996 Centre-page spread cover story: The smart money is on plastic: The ‘key to the information age’ or a tool for government control of its citizens? By the millennium, credit card-sized computers may be used in everything from a single European currency to a phone card.
Photos by Steve Pyke:
A linked series of three interview with Paddy Ashdown for the Liberals, Margaret Beckett for Labour and Lord Cambourne for the Conservatives, published in the issues of June 25th, July 2nd & July 9th 1996. I asked them all the same basic questions: Do you think there is a new industrial revolution going on? If so, what’s the plan?At that time, The Libs were way ahead in the wired stakes.
August 13th 1996 Centre-page spread: New Points of Reference: The British Library’s role is changing and its new Euston Home will be major centre for digital texts and a focal point for Internet communication. PREVIOUS POST: Read the whole article here
Illustration: Barbara Bellingham Nov 5th 1996 Centre-page spread: Countdown to the age of digital TV: BBC Television turned 60 on Saturday – and the end of the medium as we know it is upon us.
Jan 7th 1997 Centre-page cover story: HAL’s heir – the quest for artificial intelligence: How close are we to building anything like the famous cinematic computer?
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Illustration: Computer reconstruction of the public granary at Entella, Sicily. Oct 14th 1997 Centre-page spread: Digital digs dust down the past: Archaeology is emerging from the shadows. John May reports on new tools that can offer unprecedented insights into ancient life.
Dec 2nd 1997 Centre-page spread: To boldly plumb the deepest depths: A new type of submersible craft based on the principles of flight may soon help to reveal the secrets of the oceans.
Dec 9th 1997 Centre-page spread: The big picture is set to get bigger: Widescreen cinema may have as big an impact as the talkies. So what does it offer and how are film companies reacting ?
March 5th 1998 Centre spread: World without frontiers: In the realm of electronic communication there are no borders. John May reports on efforts to map man’s new global space.
April 30th 1998 Cover story: For full text see NEXT POST