Catchup post - 500th entry

Tom has written a thoughtful, detailed and in my opinion accurate analysis of the failures of the BBC's Ashley Highfield which I strongly suggest anyone one who cares about the BBC or new media goes and reads.

I really hope that the BBC is strong enough to survive the damage done to its technical capability by John Varney (who has just announced his departure before the shit hits the fan as a result of his asinine deal with Siemens) and Ashley's incompetence and inability to harness, or indeed retain the considerable talents of the people available to him.