Posts by Laurence Millar

  • Hard News: Media data, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Don't forget that WIP data is based on landline survey and therefore masks the divide:

    A. There is a huge Venn diagram overlap of low income households and no landline households.

    B. The number one reason for non-connection in the WIP survey is affordability.

    C. So non-connection in no landline households is likely to be substantially higher than the WIP survey average.

    A+B=>C

    Since Feb 2011 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Book review: 'Wikileaks:…,

    PLeased to report that I watched the full show, online, in SIngapore an hour after the show.

    I think Toby got it spot on - "He's done amazing things, incredibly brave, occasional unusual flourishes"

    btw, JA worked out that he needed the professional journalist some time ago - here he is in April 2010 talking about why Wikileaks found they needed to move away from crowdsourcing analysis:

    http://zunguzungu.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/julian-assange-in-berkeley/

    Since Feb 2011 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Book review: 'Wikileaks:…,

    Spoke too soon. Can access Chapter 1 of last week's episode "on demand", but not chapter 2. Full show is on iTunes.

    AND the versions of series 6 episode 1 on iTunes has more content than the version on TV on Demand

    What a stupid bloody mess.

    "One day we'll look back on this and it'll seem funny" - Rosalita, by the Boss

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  • Hard News: Book review: 'Wikileaks:…,

    Watching on line internationally.

    Media 7 playback on demand works for me today, but I don't know if that is because TVNZ have fixed things, or just that I am in a different country (works in Singapore, not in Saudi).

    And thanks to Simon GRigg - I am now subscribing to iTunes podcast which has magically overcome any international rights issues.

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  • Hard News: Book review: 'Wikileaks:…,

    Would love to watch the Media7 show this week, but sadly the wise folk at TVNZ tell me that "This Video is only available within New Zealand due to International Rights Agreements"

    How much do you get for the international rights Russell?

    And when is this silliness going to end?

    Can someone put the show up on YouTube?

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  • Hard News: Book review: 'Wikileaks:…,

    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man”

    From ‘Maxims For Revolutionists’ by George Bernard Shaw

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  • Hard News: Book review: 'Wikileaks:…,

    It is clear that JA has a different view of the world, ethics and morals from most people, and also he is on record as being inconsistent.

    However, more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed in a war of dubious legality; and we would probably not know that without Wikileaks.

    It is not helpful to characterise the population into good guys and bad guys (the real world is a lot more complex than a hollyood western).

    And if there is a good/bad ledger, I would balance a one-off remark in the Moro restaurant against the Pentagon's rejection of the request for help in redaction.

    It is certainly a high stakes game he has got himself into.

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  • Hard News: Book review: 'Wikileaks:…,

    Your answer to “what government information should be made public?” depends not so much on what you think about information, but what you think about the government. (HT Whimsley http://bit.ly/fF6elC).

    Since Feb 2011 • 8 posts Report Reply