Internet journalism in 1981

Great video from 1981 on the wizardry of computers and how it might change journalism, one day. We have come far!

Bill Murray makes the internet good again

Occasionally you hear of people who claim to love their jobs. “I am so lucky because my job is my hobby!” they gush, rosey-cheeked, nauseatingly energetic and somehow managing to pull off that unkempt look which doesn’t damage their reputation among their peers.

I may not be quite so enthusiastic as these cherubic imbeciles but I do enjoy my industry  -  for the most part. The internet is still morphing at a rate of knots, and it’s that unrelenting pace and change which can exhaust your enthusiasm. It’s easy to loathe, sometimes, for the simple reason that it has woven itself inextricably into our lives. Sometimes we need to peel off the internet jumper and sacrifice it to the god of MS DOS.

But then Bill Murray appears on Reddit and answers any question thrown at him, completely unmoderated, and we genuflect to Sir Tim Berners-Lee and wonder how this ridiculous thing came into being, for a life without Bill Murray talking crap is a life not worth living at all.

Cricinfo’s servers are cactus.

India are playing Pakistan, as I noted.. and I can’t access cricinfo at all just now. I saw that they were selling radio streaming, so I guess that must have been more successful then they thought.

Buy more servers, you guys!

India made 328, with Sachin Tendulkar making 100.

This is very annoying for me as I was about to write a post about South Africa’s match against Sri Lanka tomorrow with some interesting facts that I found on Statsguru!

Update- Wow, Pakistan won!

Must have been an interesting game. They are showing highlights on television tomorrow in Australia and I will make a note to see it. Sachin Tendulkar went past 14,000 ODI runs in his innings, the game itself was decided by the Duckworth Lewis method when the light got too bad, and Inzamam was given out obstructing the field!

Gmail invites

I have 50 Gmail invites. I don’t know 50 people – so, leave a comment if you want an account

Problems with Internet Explorer

For reasons beyond my understanding, it looks like this site doesn’t display properly in IE. All I can suggest is to get a better browser (Firefox). I’ll try to fix it at the weekend, but I really don’t know why it’s happening (the right-hand-menu is being shifted to the bottom of the page).

Sorry about that – displays fine in Firefox though :)

Cricket on Google

Anyone reading this will be familiar with the Internet, Google and the like so I thought it was interesting to read that “cricket” was the 8th most common search phrase, for a sport, at Google News in 2004. [via Cricket 24×7]

It’d be interesting to get a country breakdown of the visitors – I bet half of those will be from India!