Back to the Future

Canterbury University’s Andy Cockburn is leading a team of computer scientists in redesigning the back button function on computers. In a bid to up the popular button’s efficiency, Cockburn and co. have reprogrammed web browsers so that the current hierarchical stacking system of index pages is replaced by a chronological one. The team has been in talks with Microsoft and Netscape, but Cockburn isn’t expecting a revolution any time soon: “It would be a bold move to challenge the back button right now.”


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Inside New Zealand’s Clean Green Beauty Scene

Inside New Zealand’s Clean Green Beauty Scene

Kaeā, founded by conservationist Suzan Craig, is one of a handful of sustainable skincare brands to come out of New Zealand in recent years. Financial Times contribution editor Jessica Beresford interviews…