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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I got an e-mail from the BBC

Which should have been titled "We are useless", but was actually an invitation to take part in a trial of their ridiculous iPlayer, that won't work on any of the numerous computers in my house...

Hello, Earlier this year you took part in a survey on the BBC's website. As part of your feedback to us, you said you would be interested in taking part in future surveys or market research projects for the BBC. We would now like to invite you to help us try out a new online service. BBC iPlayer Beta offers a range of BBC television programmes to download to your PC from the last seven days. To take part, you must have access to a PC with broadband at home. It must be a PC as the technology is not currently compatible with an Apple Macintosh. It is also not currently compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista. Please bear in mind this is a beta test service so you may encounter a few technical faults, and there may be times when it is necessary for it to be temporarily suspended. BBC iPlayer Beta is open to a limited number of people in a closed environment. If you're interested, please click on the link below to register and, if you're successful, we'll contact you shortly. Many thanks, BBC iPlayer Beta Team

How ludicrous is that? Spending millions developing something that won't run on Vista or Macs. Fortunately, I imagine the "security" will be broken within a week and we'll be able to download the BBC shows we want from Bit Torrent like normal people do.

The voices may not b real, but they do have some good ideas.
[posted with ecto]

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