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The celebrated American writer Mark Twain, author of such classics as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, once reflected on the awesome powers of nature by saying that “thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work”. via GIPHY Unfortunately,...read more
The digitisation of information has led to massive shifts in the ways in which we consume – as well as produce - knowledge, leading to the emergence of what scholars have called prodsumers. If you want to learn a new language, you can simply download one of the...read more
If you ever come across a “beeping” gate motor, don’t be offended. It isn’t hurling a series of censored expletives at you, and we promise you that you aren’t being sworn at. You aren't being subjected to the radio edit of a rap song. In fact, “beeping” is just the...read more
In 2015, a Twitter user using the handle @mango created the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou in an effort to challenge the negative stereotypes created by the mainstream media. The tweet acted as catalyst for a social movement – spread via social media – that...read more
The Dutch sociologist Jan van Dijk termed humankind’s relationship with the latest electronic devices as the “anthropomorphication of technology”, meaning that technology no longer serves as a mere tool used to gratify certain needs, but has become an extension of our...read more
Over the past couple of years, CENTURION has steadily grown its range of commercial and industrial products, adding traffic barriers, industrial gate motors, door automation, bollards and, most recently, turnstiles to its heavy-duty line-up. As...read more
Installing your first garage door motor can be a bit daunting, especially if you’re used to the world of swingers and sliders. It’s a bit like going for your first all-you-can-eat sushi buffet: at first it seems like an insurmountable task, and even a bit dangerous,...read more