Mock the Digital Week 18.07.14

London, 18 July, 2014

Bombshell of the week was news that some bloke at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport who’s been doing his modest bit to promote the wellbeing of the digital industries in this country has been given a new business card … which makes clear his role in doing his modest bit to promote the well-being of the digital industries in this country.

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Mock the Digital Week 11.07.14

London, 11 July, 2014

Two things we’re keen to get absolutely crystal clear, right from the get-go: 1) We’ve always been huge fans of Rip It Up (And Start Again), a catchy little light entertainment number from the early 1980s; and 2) We have absolutely no knowledge whatsoever of the sordid world of inflatables.

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Mock the Digital Week 04.07.14

London, 04 July, 2014

This week has been emotional. And no, we’re not talking about our feelings about the lofty Radio Times being criticised by the ASA for serving ads for “sexy Russisn sensations” or even the latest Julian Assange bombshell – though of course we were deeply moved when we heard the news that the notorious fashionista is to strut his stuff as a model at London Fashion Week.

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Mock the Digital Week 27.06.14

London, 27 June, 2014

Glastonbury’s evolution over recent years has been slow and painful. As the 21st Century has progressed, the festival has quite naturally established its rightful place in a Summer Season alongside Ascot, Henley and Glyndebourne. And yet it has continued to attract the wrong sort – mud-spattered oiks who, quite frankly, lower the tone.

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Mock the Digital Week: 20.06.14

London, 20 June, 2014

Eric Schmidt says he loves it. Which almost certainly means he hates it. Pay close attention when you ask him about this: he’s not smiling as such, he’s just gritting his teeth in a showbiz sort of a way.

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Mock the Digital Week 13.06.14

London, 13 June, 2014

If only there were an international festival of sport that might help us fill those long weeks of sunshine and good living that stretch out interminably on either side of Midsummer. It might even focus on a single sport, one that’s popular the world over. The event could be televised – and the whole planet could talk about it on the Internet.

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Mock the Digital Week 06.06.14

London, 6 June, 2014

This week’s Week finds us in digital Essex.

Sorry: we’ll read that again. This week, we’re up to our elbows in digital ethics.

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Mock the Digital Week 30.05.14

London, 30 May, 2014

One pixel or two? This week we’ve started to assume that pixels must be in terribly short supply.

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Mock the digital week 24.05.14

London, 23 May, 2014

We hold no strong views as to the existence or otherwise of the Supreme Being – though we did note with interest that Alex Stil was promoted this week to global head of programmatic at Mindshare Worldwide.

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Mock the digital week 16.05.14

London, 16 May, 2014

You start suspecting it’s a slow news week when Wired runs a feature on “America’s gruesome history of botched executions.” Wired usually likes to focus on more creative uses of technology, especially electricity. Still, it only goes to show that there’s a fine line between high-minded futurism and The National Enquirer. (Though actually, now we come to think of it, the latter isn’t exactly a tech free zone.)

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