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Find me over on Posterous

I’m currently working four days a week within the BBC Archive development team on the top floor of TV Centre, and as a result finding time to blog, write columns and keep up to date on my RSS feeds is … Continue reading

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Games san frontieres

[As ever, this is also on the BBC News website] Back in February early adopters of the Spotify music-streaming service found that they could no longer listen to every song in the catalogue. The popular startup had been forced to … Continue reading

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#amazonfail FTW!

[Update: You can read this on the BBC News website, as usual.  And the talented Craig Seymour – who was amused to have his many achievements summed up as ‘former gay stripper’ –  has an interesting and pretty straightforward suggestion … Continue reading

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New fun and new names

If you’ve nothing else to do over the Easter break – well, it’s a break here in the UK – then can I suggest checking out some things I’m currently involved with: The Songs of Imagination and Digitisation project, at … Continue reading

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Digital politics is different

[As ever, this is also on the BBC News website, and the Modern Liberty site has lots of links and content to delight and entertain…] In November 1988 Stuart Weir, at the time editor of the New Statesman,  published a … Continue reading

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Beware complacency, not cancer

[As ever, this on the BBC News website.  And as of this morning Facebook seems to have decided to open up some of its processes to user engagement, so the dangers I talk of may be avoided] The fuss over … Continue reading

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Get Carter…

[As always, this can be read on the BBC News website. And thanks to Tony Hirst there’s a commentable version of the Digital Britain report, which we will draw to Carter’s attention.. Added 8/2/09: there’s a useful commentary on the … Continue reading

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Our Connected Christmas

We had a traditional Christmas this year, though since the kids are now sixteen and seventeen their sleep patterns were not disturbed by an anxious wait to see what Santa would provide in return for their good behaviour during the … Continue reading

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Home Life

We had a visit from Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC technology correspondent, yesterday – they wanted to film my home network setup for an internal BBC presentation and talk to me and the boy about the future of television. Rory also blogged … Continue reading

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Making the Market Work

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website] Twitter, despite the attention it receives around the place with its high-profile users like Stephen Fry, is not the only micro-blogging service out there. I quite like Tumblr, and … Continue reading

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