Wednesday, 18 May 2005

Wired News: The Beeb Shall Inherit the Earth... all it needs is a 'Land of Hope and Glory' backing track. From an American author, in an American magazine too! It just goes to show that market forces don't always feed innovation down the best channels. The reason why BBC does, and can do, this is because it feels beholden to its shareholders: the license fee paying British public. Each of whom have one vote - their license. So, no corporate shareholder influences, and even the government have only marginal influence - even after the Hutton affair.

Having worked there, albeit briefly (a year), I can confirm that it is an extraordinary company to work for. There is a very strong sense of social responsibility for such a large entity.

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