Mark Kent <mark.kent@xxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> ____/ John Bailo, Texeme.Construct on Thursday 06 September 2007 18:22 : \____
>>> On Sep 5, 5:06 pm, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> BBC Corrupted
>>> Luckily for Brits, TV is an anachronism...and like most anachronisms
>>> they will fight to hang on tooth and nail to the bitter end.
>>> Anyone, anywhere can create a "tv show" and put it on Internet and any
>>> OS anywhere can watch it.
>>> It's called YouTube.
>> Yes, and one can comment about mistakes, link to it, share it, search for it,
>> syndicate, etc. Personally, I love this trend of converting rich media into
>> the same indexable thing we have with text (esp. since Google arrived),
>> including mashups.
> YouTube is fun, but it's not a replacement for television, any more than
> radio killed off books, film killed off theatre, records killed off live
> music and so on. Only the unimaginative believe that there's only room
> for one thing.
>>> Look, I've liked the BBC since the days of "I, Claudius", but
>>> seriously, I haven't watched much of their offerings since then --
>>> they all seemed so derivative to me.
>> Something that I read recently suggested that's there's an absurd disproportion
>> when it comes to readership in sites of "Big Companies" (e.g. the BBC) and
>> something like blogs. There's decentralisation when it comes media. In fact, a
>> study (posted to COLA in some context last month) showed that people
>> prefer 'non-mainstream' media, especially people who surf the Web regularly.
> The BBC produces thousands and thousands of shows. BBC7 (radio) is
> particularly good, as is BBC4. Plus, where else can you get the proms,
> say? Let's not right them off yet.
>>> What Brits really need to do is get rid of state sponsored TV entirely
>>> and go to a free market approach.
>>> Just do away with the TV tax, and the BBC, and the illicit relations
>>> that funnel Brit tax to MS.
>> Well, the BBC has already shot itself in the foot when it liaised with the
>> previous employer of its executives (overseas) and shipped a quarter of a
>> billion dollars (and still going up) for a binary blob that only works in
>> Microsoft Windows XP and has the ISPs up in arms.
> The last thing we want is US-style TV - it's dreadful. The BBC might
> seem bad, but you really have no idea how band things can become.
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