Sunday, April 29, 2012

Broadcasting and rain

Harold Wilson the great Labour leader (he gave good quote)  pointed out that "a week  is a long time in politics" For Jeremy Hunt MP  It's been quite a week and for the next 7 days it'll be even more fascinating to see how the  beleaguered  culture secretary fairs.
It would be far too unsavoury for a deal to have been made but expectations are something else and although difficult to prove there is a feeling that friends are rewarded.   If the story is going to be brought to an end it could be that Jeremy has to  make a sacrifice for his boss  we'll see

On a personal note I had the chance to meet with a group of colleagues with whom I worked  with over 20 years ago - it was a bunch of  'Broadcast Engineers' from my days at ITN. some general comments -
1) Hearing is the first thing to go.

2) It can take some time to recognise people after such a long time

3) I was lucky to have worked there.

4) The ACTT looked after the union members.

There were several pioneers of  Broadcast computer graphics used regularly on election programmes at ITN and some attended the get together here's an article  by Chris Long.

On Friday I took a day off work and fitted rudimentary guttering to the shed - not that sure why but it's there and I have a half full water butt. Also been putting some more seeds in various trays and am happy to report that Swedes and Turnips have already germinated in the ground