links for 2008-03-13
by Martin Belam, 13 March 2008
"Planned or not the whole process involved systematic cretinisation of everyone whose application was processed. Everything seemed designed to make us stupid". I'm really not looking forward to this.
"Ed Richards has confirmed Ofcom is to abandon plans for a 'public service publisher'. Richards said that the idea had 'served its purpose' in shifting the debate on the future of public service broadcasting by emphasising digital media".
"Because of how blog comment spam has arisen, search engines are most likely to develop ways to filter good comments from spammy ones. So an important question arises: 'If I build links via blog commenting - do I look like a spammer?'".
"Newspapers weren’t always so positive about the virtues of the telegraph. In the early days, the press saw it as an ominous development that might put them out of business". Plus ca change, etc etc