Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Counting alternative votes before they’re cast

It’s interesting to see this from the BBC, which has some handy interactive digital graphics on its web site to show how the different voting systems work, in the run-up to most likely adopting one. What I want to know is how on earth they can apply the alternative vote system to the 2010 result, when […]

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

"Dinosaur rages against approaching asteroid"

I loved this comment on Tim Luckhurst’s recent journalism-is-so-up-itself-it-believes-it’s-the-cornerstone-of-democracy opinion piece on the Guardian web site. “Dinosaur rages against approaching asteroid. Blog at 11.” There’s almost nothing else to say. But what the hell. One problem with the Luckhurst analysis is that he recognises the economic drivers that created the modern newspaper, but then tries […]