…if you didn’t actually have to go anywhere.
Jim McClellan surveys early attempts to commercialise weblogs in The Guardian. Good article with lots of useful links at the end. This is one of those pieces that produces a kind of buzz of anxiety in anyone with a mind to have a go for themselves – it seems to say “hey, come on guys,… Continue reading Turning weblogs into businesses
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.
Barry Cox, commercial TV old-timer, says we should get started on the long slog to an open market for television now: “Does a mature liberal democracy such as the UK really still need an institution such as the BBC in its present form? It is, in effect, a self-perpetuating department of state but without an… Continue reading A self-perpetuating department of state
A useful and funny critique of the candidates to fill the WTC’s footprint. Thanks to Gawker for the link.
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
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
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
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…
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.