Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

  • Mood:

Media Guardian: Viewer's needled by Sky's new PIN

Want to watch a racy late-night movie the next afternoon instead? If you recorded it on Sky+ you had better know your pin number. Read the rest at the Media Guardian (registration required because I'm not a front page name, alas).

I'm very proud of this one because:
- it's my first real mainstream mass-market non-computing piece - even Bluetooth headsets have the whiff of computing but TV is TV ;-)
- I took an irritation and pitched it as a story
- While there's been a lot of discussion online, I couldn't find anything that had already been published in the media, so while I've not broken the story, I have cracked it a little harder against the bowl of public opinion ;-)
Tags: links, news, technology, writing
Subscribe

  • My tweets

    Wed, 14:15: I have once or twice asked a source to confirm something in a very technical comment they made but no one reviews my article before…

  • My tweets

    Sun, 13:48: RT @ manwithoutatan: Comparing students critically protesting a professor whose work and public standing marginalises and erases…

  • My tweets

    Sat, 14:51: RT @ RubiesB4Swine: Even setting aside the completely insane concept of it being best to monitor women to keep them safe, we cannot…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 23 comments

  • My tweets

    Wed, 14:15: I have once or twice asked a source to confirm something in a very technical comment they made but no one reviews my article before…

  • My tweets

    Sun, 13:48: RT @ manwithoutatan: Comparing students critically protesting a professor whose work and public standing marginalises and erases…

  • My tweets

    Sat, 14:51: RT @ RubiesB4Swine: Even setting aside the completely insane concept of it being best to monitor women to keep them safe, we cannot…