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Last week Ofcom published it's digital blueprint for the UK. Interesting to see the potential for Big City TV, and also plans to improve local news. Interesting for me, as in my pre digital phase I started out working for a regional TV station for London. TV news is hardly local, with broadcasts covering large regional areas. A great opportunity here perhaps for regional press publishers to step in. Although some have been amalgamating titles covering a wider geographical area to cut costs in the current brutal recession. Surely this is the wrong strategy to compete with the Internet's ability to deliver information and news right down to a postcode. Perhaps a short-term essential move.

This week further news is due on broadband/internet developments.

These reports are welcome news, full of opportunity and development and hopefully great for businesses like Luca Media.

Bought my son, age 20, an ITouch for Xmas. As he is permanently tuned into his music, I thought he could do with an upgrade. Wow, it was the best present since his first Game Boy/Pokomon way back. It is so much more than a touch activated IPod, the gaming applications and broadband internet access make it one cool toy, and mobile too. Only limitation is that internet access is only available through fixed broadband accounts, and wifi areas. It was fascinating to watch his glee as he caught up on facebook one minute, gamed with someone internationally the next, checked out his semester schedule via email, viewed his fav TV and listened to music. It's the IPhone with extra cool applications. I want one now! I'm wondering if I need a laptop anymore. I have a desktop at home that I can prepare presentations on and download to memory sticks. I can email and surf using the IPhone. Apparently the IPhone is not great for accessing MSN Hotmail accounts though, funny that!

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