Robert Peston Speaks

When Robert Peston speaks, the whole business world sits up and listens. And most of the rest of the world.

Now, he has spoken at the Richard Dunn Memorial Lecture, at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.

A flavour of the speech:

Today so much of the industry he knew is confronted by a crisis worse than anyone alive has witnessed. Now I’m going to be looking at just one part of the media industry, news journalism – which is struggling to cope with the combination of a collapse in advertising more serious even than the plunge of the mid 1970s and massive, disruptive technological change. It all feels as significant as anything the industry has experienced since the explosive growth of the great mass market newspapers in the early 20th century or the creation of the BBC and the establishment of its principles of editorial impartiality.

I recommend you go and read the full text, which is available by clicking here.

Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard

I run Mac.

And I want to share a quick tip I just found.

If you have upgraded to Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard like I have, then you may be struggling to connect to the internet.

It’s a problem Mac know about, so they will assist you quickly if you phone them on 0844 209 0611 – but the workaround seemed to be that Snow Leopard doesnt like the internet system configuration within 10.5.6 Leopard. Seems that a lot of people are having this problem.

So Apple helped me quickly, but they do know its an issue.

Apart from that, it’s really fast! And its smoother, and nicer… overall, worth the £25 to upgrade.

Eric Innes Kayaking around Llandudno

Eric Innes has been Kayaking around the UK for Help For Heroes, a charity helping injured servicemen. He started in Blackpool on June 6th, and he’s been around the UK – last night he arrived in Llandudno.

This morning, before setting off for Prestatyn, he spoke to me on Tudno FM

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And take a look at this from his youtube channel

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If you want to welcome him back to Blackpool, he will arrive sometime on Saturday.

If you want to donate to the cause, it is justgiving.com/ericscoastalkayak, and his blog is ericscoastalkayak.wordpress.com

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Eric Innes – Kayaking

Eric Innes is Kayaking around the UK.

From Blackpool to Blackpool. In aid of Help for Heroes.

He has achieved his target, and broken it – lets help him raise some more!

His blog can be found at http://ericscoastalkayak.wordpress.com

Check out his Just Giving Page and this interview with him from the Daily Mail.

And here he is leaving Blackpool.

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Some people do some things for Charity that leave you amazed… this is one of those.