Access Restored

So, Putney Debater is back after my websites got hacked and went offline. A salutary lesson in what happens if you just leave things ticking over instead of constantly upgrading, because one of the blights of IT is that it isn’t stable but constantly ‘improving’ itself, forcing the user to spend their time and money trying to catch up. If you don’t, programs stop working, your online security is compromised, and you have to shell out to get someone to repair the damage. We used to talk about built-in obsolescence as one of the tricks capitalism uses to promote consumerism, but this is even more insidious, because keeping up is not optional, but becomes part of the basic cost of living in our modern hyper-connected world. Rant over.

At least I can now wish my readers a happy new year – if that’s possible.

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