I was wondering only the other day when G24, the Guardian's new print on demand PDF service would start. Well it seems to have started today.
I've got to say that is a great idea, and just right for commuters and people at lunchtime. If it's automated, then all the better. The content already exists and the customer pays the "production costs" by way of their toner and laser printer costs. The Guardian just reaps the advertising revenue.
Of course it may have started yesterday, but like many others in the Soho area of London, we had a powercut between 2pm and around 6pm yesterday afternoon. As a radio station, we have a thing called a UPS (basically a set of batteries), and a generator on our roof so that we can stay on air. But your average PC around the building isn't essential. Neither is air conditioning. And our water "coolers" work on electricity too. Oh, and the toilets need power to pump water up to the tank. With no power, when that tank's empty, toilets won't flush.
A cynic might suggest that EDF Energy should have spent less money of sponsoring ITV's World Cup Football coverage, and more on their central London electricity infrastructure. Still, this morning, there was an EDF lorry at Oxford Circus feeding the station power from, I assume, a generator in the back of the lorry.
"Where do they get their energy from?"