Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2006-09-28 13:19
"The eight 30-second films, costing £150,000 each, feature surfers, stunt motorbike riders, kite fliers and hippos, whose activities converge in the shape of a spinning circle -- or a globe, to older viewers."
You know, I still don't think the BBC have managed to produce anything more visually attractive than the COW...
(And the COW certainly didn't cost £150k per instance.)
Indeed, it was a nice logo
The 90's globe was alright, and the Beeb 2 logo of the era is hard to beat, but the COW is probably the nicest we've seen for BBC One.
Posted by ats at 2006-09-28 10:10
"Attempts by the chancellor, Gordon Brown, to reform the way academic research is assessed for funding has met with almost united opposition from university heads."
"They have rejected his idea of scrapping the UK's uniquely elaborate research assessment exercise (RAE) and using statistics on income and journal citations instead to decide which research teams should get the available money."
Given that the RAE is almost universally hated among the academics I know, this surprised me a bit, but the reason seems to be that the universities think the new scheme would be even more broken.
G.B. is pushing it - of course its broken!
Posted by David at 2006-09-28 08:32
Well, new jobs are always good
But can't they be somewhere I don't have to drive past on my way to work? :)