Category Archives: Musings


Based on the impending Twitter implosion, I’ve set up an account on Mastodon. I’m duplicating my posts there for now, and getting to know how it works.

November 27

British Library Sound Archive

I was recently contacted by the British Library Sound Archive and asked if I would donate my recordings to the National Archive. This is a real honour, and I am excited to have been asked to contribute. The collection holds everything from wax cylinders to digital files. Once everything has been cataloged, it will be […]

May 25

Daily Ambience 2005-2006 now available on all digital music services

Daily Ambience 2005-2006 now available on all digital music services At the start of 2005, I embarked on a project to record and release a new music track each day for a year. And I did just that.* Sometimes the tracks were great, sometimes average, but they were always interesting and it was a way […]

July 10

Crossing the inflection point

My latest column on the state of the media industry is up at IBC 365. I discuss how we’re the media industry is at an inflection point, one in which we have no clear view as to where we’ll end up, or who the winners will be.

June 01

Old dogs and new tricks

My latest column is up at IBC365.  In the fresh connected world of IP, do years of experience in broadcast engineering still count, or should veteran technicians just hang up their SDI cables and retire?

April 25

No Such Thing As A Magic Bullet

My latest column is up at IBC356 – I discuss the endless search for a “magic bullet” that will solve all of broadcasting’s problems:

March 22

Shouldn’t we be having fun?

My latest column is up at IBC365 In it, I emphasise the importance of having fun in what we do.

March 12

TV isn’t dead, it’s evolving

My latest column over at IBC356 about the current state of TV in an historical context.

February 06

Building a worse mousetrap

Here’s my latest opinion piece at IBC365 on the way “good enough” is changing in the broadcast industry:

January 22

AI and the media industry

My latest column is up at IBC365.  I give my views on the increasing hype around the potential for AI in media.