InterestingÂ piece by Paul Boutin in Wired,Â the Web Magazine.Â Apparently the future is multimedia.
The BBC's obsession with LIVE reporting plumbed an amusing new nadirÂ of absurdity last night. Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon travelled from her base at Pacific Quay in Glasgow to the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders to cue in a report about Norwegian salmon rivers that are infected with bacteria. The connection to Scotland? Well Scottish rivers have salmon too, silly head.
With occasionalÂ exceptions, British journalism is notÂ at its best whenÂ reporting science. Usually we ignore it. When we pay attentionÂ we have aÂ tradition of laziness andÂ misunderstanding that too often leads toÂ entirely deliberateÂ hyperbole
In my blog yesterday I wrote that the Chinese authorities had rescinded press freedoms granted during the Olympic Games. It now appears that early reports from Beijing were too pessimistic and that I may have been wrong.