Nick Booth

Nick Booth worked in IT in the UK’s National Health Service, financial services and The Met Police, witnessing at first hand the disruptive effects of new technology. As a journalist and analyst, his mission is to stop history repeating itself.

a-z tech jargon


The real meaning of… Jabber

The best language to typify IT isn’t tight, specific, JCL but course and clumsy, human jabbering


Business Management

Dan Lyons' 'Disrupted' tale of a dystopian startup

Life at a technology startup is like joining a cult, if writer Dan Lyons’ account of working for Hubspot, is typical.

a-z tech jargon


The real meaning of... Information Age - interruptive technology

In the Interruptive Age nobody can get any work done thanks to all the deviousness and disruption


Mainframe Servers

The mainframe is not dead yet

Can LzLabs destroy the environment that has sustained one of our most cherished foundations that has been here since IT began?


Statistical Data Analysis

Database architects help scientists deal with data floods

Paradigm4’s SciDB is an attempt to help scientists focus on their specialization rather than data models

a-z tech jargon

Business Management

The real meaning of… Hard-wired

Hard-wired is just one of several H-bombs casually abused in usage

a-z tech jargon

Mobile Communications

The real meaning of…3G and 4G

Cellular generations are propped up by dubious multimedia content intended to titillate



Do you think your smartphone is making you a workaholic?