Data Tech

Data is the new oil

The phrase ‘data is the new oil’ is an interesting one. Apparently first coined by Clive Humby (the ‘humby‘ of Dunhumby) in 2006 – it’s a neat sounding metaphor you won’t ever be far from someone offering if discussing the use, value or processing of the data industry. I want to try to provide a […]


An introduction to the history of computing

image courtesy of stable diffusion (image prompt: “history of computing as a story of time and space in the style of dali”) We were asked to write the ‘computing and cloud computing’ chapter of an upcoming OUP book on FinTech law, and I was asked to write the ‘history of computing’ section (with a 2,000 […]