Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

17 June 2012
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Trading data with online media

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David Mitchell has (as usual) a good article in today’s Observer, on the subject of the commercial market for personal data. It will save me a lot of copying and pasting if you simply go and read the article before … Continue reading

20 November 2011
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A wet Wednesday in Hartlepool

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An article in the Guardian Organ Grinder blog, titled “Local newspaper industry needs radical action now if it is to survive” laments the incipient passing of much of the country’s local newspaper industry. I don’t disagree with the article’s analysis … Continue reading

7 July 2011
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The media, the NotW and the trade in illegally sourced information

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So, the News of the World will be no more after this weekend. I can’t say I’ll miss it, although I do feel a little sorry for the staff who will be losing their jobs while the senior executives who … Continue reading