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Things we like this week

Published 24 January 2014

BLOG: A run-down of things we saw online this week

Things we like this week

Published 17 January 2014

BLOG: A run-down of things we saw online this week

Things we like this week

Published 9 January 2014

BLOG: A run-down of things we saw online this week

Bad news online

Published 2 March 2011

To some outside observers, the loss of people like Pete Clifton from the BBC’s online news operation may seem relatively trivial from a day-to-day basis because it’s the journalists and…

Missing believed wiped

Published 8 February 2011

— Not for publication until further notice — And you thought that the days of the BBC junking its supposedly ‘unwanted’ output instead of preserving it in some form –…

More to do, less to see

Published 24 January 2011

So the BBC has finally revealed a list of its online services for trimming or closure in order to meet its 25% budget cut, which broadly correlates with a similar…

Freedom versus regulation

Published 13 July 2010

Some people still seem to think that the Jon Gaunt versus Ofcom case was all about freedom of speech, but the reality is that it basically related to the ability…

NME Radio RIP

Published 12 June 2010

One of the few stations which would have benefited from the possible demise of BBC Radio 6music, has put up the shutters.

Demand Five – another case of online discrimination

Published 22 July 2008

Once again, a sizeable proportion of online users are being discriminated against by on-demand programme providers: this time by Five’s TV-on-demand service Demand Five. If they were visually impaired, for…

Spiegel im Spiegel

Published 1 February 2008

I’ve been a technology journalist of one sort or another since 1974, and in my view there are two fundamental requirements for the job: an ability to write, of course,…

Nothing new under the virtual sun

Published 31 January 2008

Eliot (right) and Carolyn’s on-screen ‘avatar’. BBC copyright. Wednesday (Tuesday in Scotland) saw the latest in a new documentary strand, Wonderland, on BBC2. This week it was “Virtual Adultery and…