[Air-L] New BBC series on Web history

John Postill jpostill at usa.net
Fri Jan 29 12:27:45 PST 2010


** from guardian.co.uk **

Welcome to the Virtual Revolution

Technology Guardian's Dr Aleks Krotoski turns TV presenter tomorrow night for
a new BBC series that examines the impact of the world wide web

You may have noticed the absence from these parts – particularly on the
Games blog – of our colleague Aleks Krotoski in recent months. That's
because she's been busy travelling the world for a new BBC series about the
history of the world wide web – and finishing her PhD, of course.

The first part of the fruits of her labours, The Virtual Revolution, airs
tomorrow at 8.30pm on BBC2. Travelling with a team of BBC documentary makers,
and accompanied on part of the journey by web invententor Sir Tim Berners-Lee,
Aleks journeys across four continests and six countries and speaks to more
than 50 people who have made the web what it is today – including some
rather famous names, such as Bill Gates, Al Gore, Stephen Fry, Jimmy Wales,
Arianna Huffington, Mark Zuckerberg, Chad Hurley, Stewart Brand, Jeff Bezos
… and the President of Estonia.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/jan/29/virtual-revolution-bbc-aleks-krotoski

Dr John Postill
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