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BowieNet: how David Bowie's ISP foresaw the future of the internet

David Bowie & Cher - 1975

In the summer of 1998, a strange press release made its way out to technology and music publications throughout the world. David Bowie, the legendary musician and cultural provocateur, would be launching his own internet service provider, offering subscription-based dial up access to the emerging online world.

Labour party members may get say on Trident policy

Jeremy Corbyn Meeting

Jeremy Corbyn has cleared the way for Labour party members to be given a decisive role in whether to change policy on the Trident nuclear weapons programme in a move that would downgrade the role of the party conference and the shadow cabinet.