The Apple debacle: are we throwing away the fruit of all our labours?

Delays to the data centre in Athenry could cost the economy dear, but there may be other issues to consider

3rd September, 2017

The digital cloud is built on invisibility. For years, it has been replacing our books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers, magazines and any written form of correspondence.

The idea for the cloud was born in the 1960s, but only began to gain traction in the 1990s, which is when “cloud computing” was born. Everything we need – text messages, emails, photos, etc – we can access it all at a touch of a button. And it costs...

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