(News)round

I recently read a webpage that talked about events from 1994. I was surprised at how much I remembered — I was only 8. The BBC Editors blog asks, what do you remember from the news from when you were nine? Use Wikipedia to take a look. I’m using 20th March 1995—19th March 1996. Here’s […]

Why I read Boing Boing

Ben Metcalfe has a Bash of Boing Boing (and other ‘A-list’ blogs) that spreads itself across two posts. I find it an extremely odd propositions in that we (the audience) are being asked to value the aggregation decisions of fairly arbitrary and otherwise insignificant (in the wider context) group of people. I literally think in […]

And we interrupt this report to bring you a sneeze

I wouldn’t like to criticise newsreaders too harshly. I imagine their job is pretty difficult, particularly on the rolling news channels where there must be a lot to keep on top of. Lots of people seem to bemoan the fact that newsreaders supposedly have an easy job because it consists merely of “reading the autocue”. […]