Entries from March 2010

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Dumbed-down documentaries

Though it’s sad to see a likely closure verdict handed down to the excellent BBC 6 Music station, I was at least relieved that BBC 4 survived Auntie’s cull. Because I’m a documentary kind of guy. Sad, highbrow and worthy, that’s me. So why, oh why, oh why, BBC, do you insist on dumbing down your […]

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

How to avoid paying for internships – be more valuable

There’s been a recent flurry of condemnation in the J-blogs over the question of whether employers should charge interns for work experience (“No!” is the answer). Emily Fraser Voigt [Update: original blog post deleted] asks “isn’t it hard enough already for new graduates?” and adds: It seems to me like a callous way to exploit young […]

Monday, March 1st, 2010

End of my netbook nightmare

Yes, I finally cracked and bought this. My Samsung N140 has been cast aside in favour of the sleek, white sexiness of the new Apple MacBook. And don’t forget usability. Oh yes. As many readers will know, I am not all that fond of my Samsung N140 netbook. Now I don’t have to use it […]