50th anniversary conference on EP Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class

The People’s History Museum and The Working Class Movement Library are holding a one-day conference on Saturday 13th April 2013 to celebrate EP Thompson’s classic history book, The Making of the English Working Class.

The cost is £10/£5 unwaged. The conference, at the People’s History Museum in Manchester, starts at 10 am and ends at 4.45pm. Booking is required, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk.
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Smart meters and the internet of things

I read some news  that  a Cambridge company has produced a very low-energy component for use in smart electricity meters and other digitally interactive devices – like fridges, washing machines, freezers, tumble driers, kitchen equipment and other consumer goods.

As all these things become digitally interconnected, they form part of the “internet of things” – a network of wireless frequencies which allows any smart (radio frequency identification tagged) object to be located, logged and monitored.
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