Fact of the day

The combined personal wealth of Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin (a meagre $16bn each) is greater than the entire value of the US newspaper publishing sector ($20bn, according to Wall Street estimates). Well, so Valleywag reckons anyway.

Hedonistic Hysteria

A look at the rave culture, its formation, impact and legacy musically and culturally today. 

 

WATCHING HEATHER SMALL trot around BBC's Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday evoked memories of the former M People lead singer's dance talent of a different kind throughout the 1990s.

Paying for the Future

How will expensive reporting be paid for in the multimedia future? Can the web fund future Bob Woodwards and Paul Foots? I believe Centres like ours must contribute to the search for economic models that can preserve the quality and plurality of journalism. I've written about the topic at greater length today on the Guardian's CommentisFree website.  

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