Monday, 28 September 2009

Brooker vs Windows vs Mac

The Gruaniad's Charlie Brooker in coruscating form...

"Seriously, stop it. I don't care if Mac stuff is better. I don't care if Mac stuff is cool. I don't care if every Mac product comes equipped a magic button on the side that causes it to piddle gold coins and resurrect the dead and make holographic unicorns dance inside your head. I'm not buying one, so shut up and go home. Go back to your house. I know, you've got an iHouse. The walls are brushed aluminum. There's a glowing Apple logo on the roof. And you love it there. You absolute MONSTER."

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Cthulu + interweb = amusement

Don't ask me why, it just does...

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

The Tamiflu Kid

And so the post-IBC lurgy manages to turn into full-on swine flu. Not pleasant, especially with the deadlines really starting to bite. Still, not as bad as the year the immortal Scott Lehane, the Hunter S Thompson of broadcast industry journalism and a good friend and colleague, came back from Amsterdam with Legionnaire's Disease...

In the meantime, the Exec Summary of the show - the first time we've published one - can be found here.

Sydney, Mars

Nothing quite like a red dust storm to turn a city you know into something you quite manifestly don't. Luna Park? More like Olympos Park as Sydney becomes Big Man's playground. BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Your pictures: Sydney dust storm

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Amsterdam over

So, that's IBC over with for another year. We did something like 650 stories from the showfloor all in all including the pre-print material, all of which in one way or another are available online here. Themes of the show? Stereo 3D, Loudness, the environment, iPhone apps, and the prospect of London 2012 being firmly to the fore of the marketing mix from next year on.

Bit of post-show analysis to contend with now along with a smidgeon of corporate work. Then it's off to Greece with Kate for a fortnight of general exploration, a trip that will no doubt be covered at a length that some may call excruciating over on Sto(ut)opia.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Fire in the Hole!

A stunning NASA image of the fires that ranged above LA this week. Nothing more to add than that - just satellite porn basically.

Friday, 4 September 2009

August went where exactly?

So, another summer sacrificed on the altar that is IBC. Can't complain too much financially, but one moment it's July, the next it's autumn, and all that's happened in the interim is that it's rained a bit and England have somehow contrived to win the Ashes.

Still, in that period we've done over 500 new stories for the show, as well as numerous other bits and pieces such as the Resellers piece that's finally out in this week's Broadcast (which you can read here).

IBC itself starts in a week exactly. Will be Tweeting from the show via the IBCDaily09 account. See you at the RAI...

A history lesson

A nice one from the Daily Telegraph:How 20 popular websites looked when they launched.

All brings back fond memories from back in the early days of all this interweb malarkey of giving up and going to another site whenever you'd see a jpeg loading...