Archive for May, 2006
Iâ€™m in a blink-and-miss-it snippet on the MediaGuardian podcast this week chipping in about We Media. Thankfully the skillful Bobbie Johnson managed to make me not sound like a total idiot, which is niceâ€¦
Something Iâ€™ve been mulling over for a few days.
I love Radio 4, but there are quite a few repeats and the odd excrutiatingly dull programme with that Melanie Phillips woman. Radio 1 can be quite nauseating during the day, but Scott Mills and Colin Murray are both pretty funny and I really need the new music in the evenings. And I rate BBC 6 too for more great music.
So I want to mash up my own BBC Radio 416, and not by using listen again to old programmes one-by-one. (And not every programme is listen again-able anyway.) So what Iâ€™ve been thinking about is like a combination of the Radio Times schedules and the BBCâ€™s own media player. So you can plan a weekâ€™s listening by ticking boxes next to the shows you want, and then just keep the player open all week and itâ€™ll play one then the other! I should stick that on BBC Backstage probably.
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I want my iPod to be a phone and a camera and to have wireless access. The Apple phone isnâ€™t too far away but I donâ€™t buy this idea that a â€˜convergedâ€™ device will have lots of things that wonâ€™t work as well as they would individually. Thatâ€™s just a matter of time. I just donâ€™t want to carry round loads of different gadgets, and I want all my gadgets to look as good as my iPod. Still waiting for the flying cars thoughâ€¦
The Apple Store rescued me today after two bloody days trying to cover the FT Mobile conference with no wireless access. Actually they did have wireless access but I refused to pay Â£5 per hour for it. Anyway, free wireless here in the Apple Store. I have died and gone to iHeaven! Praise be for Apple.
I wonder if heaven was designed by Jonathan Ive?
Until recently Iâ€™d never really thought about broadcast journalism because writing kind of feels like home. But itâ€™s only going to become more and more expected and I want some guidance on the basics.
Far too much â€˜ummingâ€™ and â€˜ah-ingâ€™, and nervous laughter to train myself out of. I suspect Iâ€™d also have a tendency to speak far too fast when Iâ€™m really excited about something or just top clam up if I think about too much and get nervous.
The NUJ has an â€˜introduction toâ€˜ course for Â£205, and the BBC has a 10-day course for a trifling Â£3900. The course looks great, but thatâ€™s more than a little put of my budget! Any recommendations?
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