Nice weather…

…if you didn’t actually have to go anywhere.

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Barry Cox again

On the strength of Barry Cox’s first provocative and wide-ranging lecture on the future of television, I’m looking forward to the next three. I don’t agree with everything he says but this is thoughtful stuff and timely. Here’s some news coverage of his call for the abolition of the licence fee.

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Steam-rollered?

Felix Velarde – or at least his business < shouldn't exist. Underwired is a successful independent web design studio. Businesses like Felix’s are supposed to be extinct

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The Economist keeps the faith

The last time The Economist ran a big survey of the Internet (1996?) I bought dozens of copies and sent them to all my clients and suppliers with a stern letter insisting that they read it cover to cover. The latest is not quite as exciting but strikingly keeps the faith. Many of the scenarios… Continue reading The Economist keeps the faith

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Pizza with a pioneer

Roger Green is a media backroom boy, a veteran of many years as a top manager at Britain’s number 2 magazine publisher EMAP (until he left the company last year) and one of the first to understand the Internet’s sweeping potential to change publishing. In the early days of the web (I mean 93/94), Roger… Continue reading Pizza with a pioneer

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Practically a proper journalist…

The nice people at The Guardian (in particular Online editor Vic Keegan) continue to indulge me and have now allowed me a weekly ‘at large’ column which you’ll be able to find here www.guardian.co.uk/online on Tuesday mornings from now on. My first is up now and concerns the hot topic of ‘the public domain’. I’ll… Continue reading Practically a proper journalist…

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Double clever?

Emily Bell in The Guardian greets Ofcom’s new boss and wonders if the BBC might have been excluded from Ofcom’s scope in order to provide a PR win for the new regulator when the Ministry does a tactical U-turn. Sounds a bit baroque to me.

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