- They know Cameron’s negotiation is a charade and that the passengers will vote to stay on the Titanic whatever?
- They’re more interested in the undeclared war between Turkey (NATO/Ottomania) and Russia (Soviet Union/Romanovs), and can’t figure why we don’t really share that concern?
- The Bulgarian kleptocracy’s sons and daughters aren’t generally to be found cleaning City banks at 4 in the morning, so why should their pet editors give a toss?
A Dutch friend who knows something of current government attempts to end the massive leakage of child benefit in the general direction of Rabat finds it all terribly amusing.
That’s the first album I’ve consciously shared with Google Photos, which was dreadful and now seems pretty good. Remaining doubt re the end of Picasa: will individual photo embedding and dynamic resizing continue to be possible on non-Blogger sites?
- Backwards words
The sports stars interviewed here by Pennsylvania’s Patriot-News confirm what every Dutch child knows already: watch television in your target tongue and you can skip those expensive and boring language classes. Different alphabets are another kettle of fish, however:
- How to be a cyberjournalist
A couple of profs up north have just published a book, Manual de Redacción Ciberperiodística, that explains useful things like … er … what a hyperlink is. Books like this have been remaindered for years in other countries, so how come lecturers here still get away with inflicting them on their students? Any currently blog-less 18-year old who thinks that his/her future lies in communication should be rapidly reassigned to a career in pig processing.
One of the book’s editors, Ramón Salaverría, has a blog, which tracks the David Rojo story. Mr Rojo is the journalist who pretended to be a lawyer in order to interview Málaga murder suspect, Tony “Holloway Strangler” King, and who has also been running a site, PeriodistaDigital.com, with content taken from Spanish dailies, El Mundo and El País. While nicking stuff ain’t right, I suspect that much of the establishment rage derives from a real sense that, with cowboys like Rojo as well as important innovations like the Google Spanish news portal, they are losing control of the media landscape.
In the October 3rd edition of the Financial Times, John Lloyd published an excellent analysis of the wider ramifications of the Gilligan affair which included the following:
- Zombie manufacturing
The death agonies of the car industry in Barcelona’s Zona Franca district.
- Taken by the gypsies
Interesting report in this morning’s Vanguardia:
The man who in mid-November calls the police station of the Mossos d’Esquadra in Vic says that his 11-year old son has witnessed a kidnapping in Taradell (Osona). The report alarms the autonomous police force, which puts its incident plan into action; the description provided by the infant is precise