The Observer: Danger lurks for BBC’s bloggers – Peter Preston on Robert Peston: “Blogs don’t go through anxious committees of editors, pondering deeply. They are self-publication, performed at the double. No criticism of Peston there. Came the hour, came the man & his fans. Yet do you hear, somewhere just off set, the sound of another big mistake waiting to happen? Not because of slop, but because too many happenings are pouring in from too many directions. This is a golden digital story beyond all others, & you wait apprehensively for a waxen wing or two to start melting” [when Ian Betteridgebookmarked this just now, he said “‘I’m really not sure what the point of this story is.” I had the same reaction. Some nice quotable bits, but it meanders, doesn’t seem to agree with its own headline, and doesn’t seem to reach an obvious conclusion.
The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time – “The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time is a partnership between the Palace Museum and IBM. The goal of the project is to provide the means for a world-wide audience to celebrate and explore aspects of Chinese culture and history.”