...and that would be Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra -- although maybe Auckland Philharmonica suits a blues-rock gig... :-)
Gah. Only just had a chance to reconnect and proofread during a 10-min break in a day-long board meeting ...
I also referred to something call "gug reviews" ...
Before everyone gets all anti-MS on this, this is a NBC limitation, NOT a Microsoft one. Silverlight works just fine on a Mac, and fairly well on Linux - DRM or not.
Actually in my rush yesterday I got that a bit wrong. It's only the HD downloads that are DRMd by NBC. The streams aren't.
Hi folks. I finished that post as my boarding call was sounding (I'm in Christchurch talking to Broadcasting School students today) but since then the YouTube version of Media7 has been uploaded:
And here's Kurt Anderson's Vanity Fair story on Beijing's "Radical, brilliant" new buildings, which he compares, perhaps tellingly, to those of New York in the early 20th century:
Good grief. Bill Ralston has another column for yet another media company.
Nats may call in police over secret tapes
By TRACY WATKINS - The Dominion Post | Wednesday, 06 August 2008
LATEST: National leader John Key says the party may go to the police over secret recordings of MPs at a cocktail function.
Mr Key said National would also seek to obtain security footage of the event to try and find the culprit behind the covert recordings.
I'd certainly love him to, and then he can face some hardball questions about where he actually got those e-mails, and how his sources obtained them.
Nicky Hager is no more obliged to give up his sources than any other journalist.
Craig, I don' t recall you demanding that Audrey Young tell everyone where she got her Mike Williams scoop; or Phil Kitchin reveal who's feeding him the Peters scuttlebutt (which appears to be supported by sundry "stolen" documents).
Well, John Key on Radio Live, developing his "dirty tactics" theme, has just made the allegation that Nicky Hager "broke into" the e-mail system. And this morning he said that Helen Clark got him to do it (NZ Herald).
Those are really reckless allegations. I think Hager might need to issue a "put up or shut up" statement.
Wikipedia seems singularly unsuitable for referencing simply because of its transient nature. You could reference it, and two weeks later the page might not say the same thing. Regardless of the quality of information, the mechanism doesn't lend itself to use in academic papers.
Yes, I think that's one of the obvious issues with it: it's a moving target.
And it is specifically not supposed to be original research.
OTOH, I don't agree with treating WP like the plague. As others have pointed out, a good article will be well referenced. And if we're not going to help kids tell a good WP article from a bad one, what are we expecting them to know in 2008?
I suspect that the police had never done record gathering on that scale before, so had no idea that it was going to result in such a volume of information. Once they've got it they can hardly give it back, too, so being in possession of it they had to hand it over during discovery. Hopefully it's a lesson learned and in future they'll be a bit more discerning, but if they got useful information from a reasonable percentage of the secondary trade records it could become another tool to be utilised on a regular basis.
Wise words. I also hope they learn from the experience.
I'd strongly debate that it was a "fishing expedition" -- they've sought information on people with a direct trading link to the suspects, and in some cases those people have provided evidence.
But you'd think they could use public trading records to narrow the field before they execute their warrant for names and addresses.