Tag Archives: cutting the cord

6a00d83451b36c69e2017744a109d0970d-800wi July 22

Thom Yorke blasts Spotify on Twitter as he pulls his music | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Tom Yorke is right about the problem of funding new artists, but he’s got the wrong enemy in his sights.  Spotify is not a cheapskate record label, it’s a generous radio network. More on this in a bit. Thom Yorke blasts Spotify on Twitter as he pulls his music | Technology | guardian.co.uk.

early-television July 31

The end of TV or just the end of the aerial?

The House of Lords have proposed that Britain should move all TV services to the internet and free the airwaves for mobile services. On the surface, this looks like a bold statement, and in many ways it is, but it’s also a safe bet. The writing has been on the wall for a while now. […]

early-television June 22

Cutting the cords – ALL of them

There are so many posts out now about the potential trend of “cutting the cord.” In other words, dropping cable and satellite service and relying on free to air television and internet streaming. Well, I’ve gone even further that that – I’ve even cut the cord to the rooftop aerial and am getting all my […]

early-television June 11

TV or Not TV

There’s a good article by Henry Blodget about the move to online video at Business Insider Here are some reactions off the top of my head: Interesting and clear. Blodget has a good track record on predicting trends. However (and this is a big, “however”) in my opinion, the doomsayers are missing the real story […]

Form and function – leaving the typewriter behind

I gave my wife a portable radio for Christmas. It has FM, DAB, Internet, WiFi, UPnP and network folder sharing. Essentially it does nothing that the computers in the house can’t do, but for some reason it’s opened the world of audio programmes in a way that our computers have not. We spent the holiday […]