Gigglebit: generation game

11 Jul 2014

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? What candidate has the best IT skills for this job, and what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today, we were tickled to find that the internet is littered with hidden tributes to iconic movies and moments from the 1980s and 1990s, including the highly regarded rock road movie about a shambolic band, This is Spinal Tap. Test this on your friends and see if they get it.

spinal tape

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years