Archive For February, 2009

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Quantum Leap for encryption

The topic of data security is finding its way into mainstream media news reports these days, often due to high-profile lapses or breaches; and whilst encryption is sometimes mentioned in passing, the media reports rarely delve into the detail. So, on Wednesday evening when I had the opportunity to attend a local history talk about the Enigma machine and other…

Forty Years of the Boeing 747

Today, it's exactly forty years since the first flight of the Boeing 747. (Photo: Flight Global).This significant milestone was discussed on the BBC Radio 4 business programme 'The Bottom Line' on Saturday. During the programme, two key questions were raised: firstly, whether the 747 had changed people's lives; and secondly, whether the 747 has improved service or not? I listened…