||The resemblance between technology
and magic has been remarked by a number of writers, and provides a
series of running jokes in the Harry Potter books. (Wizards cannot cope
with the telephone, but communicate instead using owls and fireplaces.)
Wizards are generally distrustful or scornful of muggle
technology. Witness Mrs Weasley's reaction when Mr Weasley experiments
with "alternative" (=muggle) treatment for his wounds.
|The Harry Potter books provide some excellent illustrations
of some important issues in relation to Trust and Security.
||Expecto Petroleum - What
can the directors of Royal Dutch Shell learn from Harry Potter?