Monday, May 14, 2007

Has BBC new media stalled?

In Media Guardian (free registration required), Bobbie Johnson asks whether the BBC's ambitious plans for new media services have been derailed.
After years of being technologically ahead of its rivals in both the public and private sector, people at the heart of the corporation say that it is paralysed by fear, and innovation has been crippled by a power struggle between different factions.

As a result, the corporation is suffering a brain drain as bright technologists quit for fresh - and less frustrating - pastures. A decade after leading the dotcom charge, the BBC is in danger of falling into a dot coma from which it may never awake.

1 comment:

  1. This reminds me of an old Danish saying about large corporations: "Elephants make very heavy dancing partners."

    Come to think of it, it was better in Danish.


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