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Articles published in February 2010:

Feb 1 Goodbye Teletext

Goodbye Teletext

Robert Weedon | Monday 1st February 2010

In readiness of the 2012 digital switch over, Teletext and Ceefax are winding down their services. Robert has a brief flick through their history, or at least he will when the page selector goes round its cycle.


Feb 4 Month Roundup: January 2010

Month Roundup: January 2010

Simon Pitt | Thursday 4th February 2010

A brief overview of everything that happened in the media in January 2010, the month in which the set of Coronation Street was demolished, some fat people were banned from BeautifulPeople.com and scientists prove we can't have any more than 150 friends.


Feb 7 Review: A Man Between Three Rivers

Review: A Man Between Three Rivers

Robert Weedon | Sunday 7th February 2010

Robert looks at Anglia Television and the importance of the lost genre of regional ITV documentaries, before examining a particularly fine example from 1975.


Feb 8 TV Trends: Darkening horizons

TV Trends: Darkening horizons

Robert Weedon | Monday 8th February 2010

So what's the secret of Top Gear's success? Apart from the cars, the presenters and everything else, it could be this effect.


Feb 9 Links: Google Bombs and Other Crimes

Links: Google Bombs and Other Crimes

Simon Pitt | Tuesday 9th February 2010

The next in the unremitting series of articles about the Hyperlink. In this part, Simon looks at the legal implications of the hyperlink, and explains how you at home can use hyperlinks to undermine friends and demoralize people.


Feb 16 Media Terms: BBC Hot Wash

Media Terms: BBC Hot Wash

Simon Pitt | Tuesday 16th February 2010

Definitions and explanations of new media phrases. The BBC Hot Wash is the way the BBC sanitises 'talent', in an attempt to make it suitable for everyone. However, like putting your woollen jumper in the hot wash, this leaves it not fitting anyone.


Feb 17 Media Terms: The Car Park Test

Media Terms: The Car Park Test

Simon Pitt | Wednesday 17th February 2010

Definitions and explanations of new media phrases. The 'car park test' is a test of whether a play (or other radio programme) is able to hold your attention once you have arrived at your destination. Simon examines the origins and usage of the phrase.


Feb 19 TV Trends: Drama goes live

TV Trends: Drama goes live

Robert Weedon | Friday 19th February 2010

As Eastenders celebrates its 25th anniversary by going out live, Image Dissectors discusses how it has revived a once-common TV tradition.


Feb 20 One of 'The Best Articles of 2010'

One of 'The Best Articles of 2010'

Simon Pitt | Saturday 20th February 2010

Simon takes a look at some of the overblown phrases on film posters and traces their origin in 'one of the best articles of 2010 about quotations on film posters'.


Feb 20 Spectrum is Green

Spectrum is Green

Robert Weedon | Saturday 20th February 2010

Barry Gray was very talented at melody, harmony, rhapsody, and, um, symphony. But what is it about his music to Captain Scarlet that makes it so spooky? Robert investigates.


Feb 23 Modern Cliches: The Facebook Eye

Modern Cliches: The Facebook Eye

Simon Pitt | Tuesday 23rd February 2010

Simon highlights the rise of a modern cliche; the facebook eye: the best friend of the lazy technology journalist.



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