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Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle

Some talking heads at Computer Weekly have blogged on the topic of the European Copyright Directive. There is a minefield of possible unintended consequences here, yet there is plainly a need to do something. ECD’s Article 11 would inevitably tilt … Continue reading

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The Reek of the Robot

Dear-oh-me.  A mere couple of days after that most pleasing news voiceover, here we have a most uninviting reversion to type. Again, never mind the politics. https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/06/13/muellers-approval-rating-among-democrats-and-independents-on-the-decline/23458469/

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A breath of fresh air on AOL

Never mind the politics – I’m not talking about that. This is one of the most engaging voiceovers I have heard in a long time. https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2018/06/12/alec-baldwin-says-he-would-win-hands-down-against-trump-in-2020/23456901 It has clarity of diction, proper emphasis, and just the right amount of urgency. … Continue reading

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The Good, the Wicked, and the Ugly.

“Tesco aims to make dough out of fashion for veganism”  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42619887 The Good, the – er – Wicked, and the Ugly of (let’s call it) language evolution. Almost 50 years ago my future thinking was influenced in various ways by … Continue reading

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