I’m a week behind (blame recent sleep deprivation) but there were some really good articles in last Monday’s Media Guardian. David Liddiment, who used to be in charge of programming at ITV, has got public service religion and provides a useful insider’s view of the pros and cons of arts programming for mainstream channels. He… Continue reading Last week’s media news today!
Rosa is nine weeks old. She turns out to be entirely adorable ? but then I would say that. Juliet’s latest column for Tigerchild (written a couple of weeks ago) is a hymn to the downside.
Owen Gibson is worrying about the slow arrival of the ‘smart home’ in The Guardian. Like him, I remember those Sunday Supplement photos of the prototypical wired home back in the Seventies (which always seemed to belong to Stirling Moss). The problem is that our homes move to a different rhythm than the rest of… Continue reading How buildings get smart
If I had time I’d probably be reading things like Edward Sheehan’s The Map and the Fence from the NYRB, Edward Said’s A Road Map to Where? from the LRB, Gerard Baker’s 2,200 words on US nation building in Iraq in the FT, Emily Bell on the ascendance of the BBC in The Guardian, The… Continue reading Do me a favour and read this lot…
Round here everyone’s been talking about the opening of a dinky branch of Sainsbury’s in the village. It’s one of the firm’s tiny convenience stores (no car park, no deli, no Starbucks…). Everyone’s happy except the other local retailers, all of whom hate it. The off licenses, supermarkets, butchers and petrol station are all certain… Continue reading Sainsbury’s arrives
Appropriately fogey-ish response to blogging from Damian Whitworth in Britain’s least wired broadsheet The Times. He’s obviously intrigued but trying hard not to sound too keen in case the other fogeys at the paper send him to Coventry. Oh, and Azeem says ‘crap’.