Bryan Appleyard

Google and Julian Assange Battle It Out on the Page
October 10, 2014

For Julian Assange, Google is all but an arm of the U.S. state department (or, indeed, vice versa). 

The New Luddites: Why Former Digital Prophets Are Turning Against Tech
September 05, 2014

Neo-Luddism began to emerge in the postwar period, but now it's stronger than ever.

Why Blockbusters Will Always Rule Hollywood
So long, long-tail
January 17, 2014

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. In 2006, when global optimism about the new broadband-based, interactive Web 2.0 was at its height, Chris Anderson, then the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, published The Long Tail.

Is This the Death of Apple?
December 06, 2013

Steve Jobs’s creation, long thought to be the smartest company in the world, is in danger of falling behind Google and Facebook in the race to be the internet platform of the future.