For a long time at Nesta we've campaigned for children to become makers of technology not just consumers. We want to see more kids learning to code, to interact with tech, rather than just to passively absorb it. We're delighted the national curriculum for primary school students now includes time to code.
Once upon a time there was this new thing called the Internet, where people could settle arguments about 70's TV programmes or look up the nearest pizza place. At first the people were wary of this 'new thing', but gradually came to see it as, first useful, then important, and then vital as a source of information and entertainment.
Where Trigger differs from the current crop of online pranksters (aside from the surreal tone and social commentary) is in its humanity. Many online pranksters deal exclusively in shock value, often engineering pranks at the victim's expense. Pranks are conceived with the express intention of angering people and courting publicity.