Internet

Films, Internet

Great Sadness

This week, the Paweł Pawlikowski film, Cold War, was released on home video. I missed this in the cinema, even though I found the...

Internet, Music

HMV

A few thoughts on the new difficulties faced by HMV.  In part this is response to some utter nonsense I’ve read online, and some of...

Internet, TV

Is Bandersnatch the Future of Television?

No. No, it’s not. Bandersnatch is the recently released episode of Black Mirror from Charlie Brooker available on Netflix. It takes...

Internet, News

Things I Hate on News Sites

I’m something of a news junkie, and I spend a lot of time reading stories on a reasonably wide range of news sites. I pay for a...

Internet

GDPR

No, I am not asking you to re-sign up to my website. You’re OK. But if you’re based in the EU like me, then you’ve...

Internet

The Redundancy of Imploring Me To Change Things

I regularly receive emails of the following type: Hi, My name is XXXX and I’m writing to you on behalf of YYYY. We have noticed that...

Films, Internet, Media

Netflix, Independent Cinema, and Hollywood’s New Business Model

The other day The Ringer published a piece about Netflix and their original movie strategy. The piece, entitled Netflix and Shrill listed...

Internet

Gaming Google

It’s widely understood that news organisations can find the going quite precarious in this digital age, with a reluctance on the part...

Internet, Technology

Facebook Pixel Tracking

This morning Nieman Lab had a really good piece asking whether if there was a certain amount of hypocrisy coming from certain news...

Internet, Technology

Is Netflix Quite As Smart As Everyone Says It Is?

That’s possibly a provocative title, but I’ve come to the conclusions that while Netflix is very good at some things, I’m...