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John Naughton

John NaughtonJohn Naughton is Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University and Director of that university’s Relevant Knowledge programme.  He is also: A Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge and Director of the college’s Press Fellowship Programme; a columnist on the London Observer, for which he writes the ‘networker’ column; a director of the Ndiyo Project and of Cambridge Visual Networks Ltd; a member of the Advisory Board of Bloomsbury Academic Publishing; an historian of the Internet (his book, A Brief History of the Future, is published by Phoenix and has been translated into a number of languages including Chinese).  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was a member of the group which wrote the Adelphi Charter on Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property.