Object Lesson

The recently deceased music-loving Sony boss Norio Ohga cared more about the art than the money

ONLINE ONLY: An Unserious Man

Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy by David Leigh and Luke Harding reveals the Wikileaks founder's facile politics and ignorance of history

Family Values

Book review of Unnatural: The Heretical Idea of Making People by Philip Ball

Web of Intrigue

‘Julian Assange, you have some serious questions to answer’

Comment Peace

‘The trolls of the web have been put on notice. I won’t read your vile comments’

Tripping Up

"Online Reputation Services Providers" threaten the future of user-generated media on the internet

When Facebook Friends Fall Out

David Fincher’s movie about the rise of social networking is skilful, but the human touch is lacking

A Fever that Doesn’t Last

Cyber-activism spreads quickly and reaches many, but the lack of risk involved means it is largely superficial

China’s Great Firewall

The "Golden Shield Project" is blocking access to great swathes of the web, but Chinese netizens are fighting back

The Future’s Free-for all of us Now

Sharing is the key moral concept of our business-friendly, post-socialist world bringing instant global access at zero cost

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"