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Re: [News] Corruption Blamed for Erosion and Loss of Freedom, Culture

Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ [H]omer on Sunday 27 January 2008 19:10 : \____
>> For one thing, where is the /specific/ breakdown of precisely how much
>> the BBC has paid Microsoft?
> This is not the first time that they change definitions to escape the issue and
> then try to change the subject. Last week Groklaw caught some guy (partner, I
> think) referring to iPlayer as a success, but that person neglected to say
> that iPlayer was in fact  huge failure and it was the Flash thingie that
> proved to be /EIGHT/ times more popular. Pay careful attention to this because
> the BBC /LIES/ when it says that Flash was always part of the plan and
> it /LIES/ when it calls the Flash thing "iPlayer".

Equally, about how much money was spent on each, about how much time and
effort was spent on each, about the BBC's links with Microsoft, about the
existence of the Dirac codec, about where the £130 millions have got to,
about not having a proper tender, as the law appears to require.

One thing about the BBC recruiting ex-Microsoft people, they certainly
seem to have learnt to spin.

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