Published in


The Internet Is Only Permanent When You Don’t Want It to Be

Why everything is online forever. Except when it’s not.

A photo of a retro desktop computer displaying a map of the world with a ton of lines connecting different parts.
Photo: Comstock/Getty Images

At university, one of my supervisors had a book of Sappho’s poetry on his desk. In her heyday, Sappho was considered the greatest poet of all time and was nicknamed “the Tenth Muse,” the 7th-century BC equivalent of calling Bruce Springsteen “the Boss.” Most of Sappho’s…




The undercurrents of the future. A publication from Medium about technology and people.

Recommended from Medium

Big Data — The Heart Of Metaverse!

Here is a bird’s-eye view on how advanced packaging technologies are catching up with demands for…

Apple’s Cement Overshoes

A polluted, plastic-strewn ocean-bottom; prominent in the foreground is a smashed iPhone; overhead is Apple’s Think Different wordmark.

The Iceberg of Ethics in VR

The Big Crash

Why I Won’t Be Installing CovidSafe

How Does Ceramic Window Tint Work?

EVs for everyone

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Simon Pitt

Simon Pitt

Media techie, developer, product manager, software person and web-stuff doer. Head of Corporate Digital at BBC, but views my own. More at

More from Medium

It takes a village to raise a child, even in the Metaverse.

Will the Creator Economy Ever Implode?


TikTok’s Revenue Is More Than Twitter And Snapchat Combined…And Other Small Business Tech This Week