Just a quick follow up on some earlier posts:
• British sci-fi Primeval, which finished with a cliffhanger and was then cancelled, has been brought back from extinction. It may not be the best programme in the world, but there’s little enough home-grown sci-fi as it is, so beggars can’t be choosers.
• In an effort to revitalise the concept of an “album” in a world of individual track downloads, Apple launched their “iTunes LP” format, as I discussed previously. Despite being little more than a zip file with a load of HTML in it, it seems that Apple are using it as a hugely overpriced money making scheme which is only open to the major record labels with deep pockets. Indie labels need not apply (note: in fairness the update from Apple on that page indicates that they will be releasing free and open specs for iTunes LPs “soon” – but with no indication of when “soon” might be. Until the specs are out, I guess the $10,000 price tag still applies)