Potterwatch: How the Dank Lord Defeated the Dark Lord

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a magic radio station called ‘Potterwatch’ played a pivotal role in the defeat of Lord Voldemort. Hosted by Lee Jordan (that Gryffindor bloke with dreads who commentated Hogwarts quidditch matches), the program allowed users all over the wizarding world to tune in and contribute, to recognise and discuss issues which arose […]

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Node Wars: the Logic of Decentralisation Awakens

In the year 1829, the metropolitan police force was established. Prior to this, law enforcement had been ‘lacking in organisation’ (ibid). London’s population grew exponentially between the 18th and 19th centuries, which initiated difficulties in coordination and control. Initially society was policed by parliament; effectively the King himself (source). This proved ineffective due to the […]

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