Gigglebit: Attack of the machines

24 Sep 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? Which 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’ve snuffed out a seemingly innocuous printer and its plot to overthrow humans as this planet’s dominant entity. It’s been 30 years since James Cameron’s The Terminator tempted moviegoers to toss out their blenders for fear of a full-on attack of the machines and it appears that, finally, they’ve gotten their act together. This printer, eh? It’ll be back.

Dean Van Nguyen was a contributor to Silicon Republic