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April 20, 2005

All that early promise.

Fascinating fact of the day:

Derek and Clive - Ad Nauseam was engineered by Hugh Padgham.

Who later became 'famous' as the 80s super-producer of Phil Collins and Sting.

I wonder if Sussudio gave him the horn?

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April 14, 2005

Wise Historical Words

When I was little I remember my dad used to have a portable TV he used to take with him to watch the cricket if we were out and about. However, looking round the room I can't see everyone having their portable tellies with them

Steve Nuttall of BSkyB giving some perspective to a Milia discussion on the impact of broadcasting live video to mobiles.

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April 11, 2005

Doing what you're good at.

One of my age-old diatribes is that BT , National Power, British Gas etc are basically just billing companies. The wires, pipes etc are just a convenient way of providing you with stuff they can bill you for. The unsung glory is that investment in meters, databases, and very very fast printers. In the same way that media companies (with a few notable exceptions) provide programmes as a handy way of keeping you watching between the adverts.

I've been increasingly of the opinion that there are more and more micropayment opportunities arriving where a mobile phone is ideal. They are simple ordinary things, and as a result quite unlikely to happen as they don't pave the way for takeovers of major media organisations and don't look really glam on a powerpoint. (And it's also possible that, unlike iMode, they're trying to take slightly too much of the pie...personal opinion only)

Quite a few nice ideas brewing at the moment - most of which won't make much money, so they're even *less* likely to happen re the above. Sadly current work situation means I can't discuss much. Watch this space for exciting new role though...

Anyway, how strange to be paying for my wifi access at the Heathrow T1 departure lounge by text message to T-Mobile.

[update. though I can't help feeling the having-to-send-a-new-SMS-every-15-mins could have been thought through better!]

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April 10, 2005

Well, if we're being precise about it...

While listening to Radio 4's "BH" covering the costly US military gay policy and hearing them properly referring to the courts martial, I couldn't help wondering if the court martials were actually of homos sexual.

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April 04, 2005

Promotional, Right?

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Mum's latest book, centre stage on the racking at waterstones off Regent St.

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Enjoy it while you can?

So you have just three weeks, or thereabouts, during which you can respond to any facetious questions with "Was the Pope Catholic?"

It's what he would have wanted.

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April 02, 2005

Brain Food - The Broadcaster Remix

Okay, so I didn't get to go to Etech. Till next year...

Anyone else going to be at MipTV/Milia in a week or so's time?

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