The news that a UK local authority has refused to release information to a website on the grounds that automatic publication on the applicant’s website amounts to re-use poses an interesting challenge to existing legislation and assumptions (see story in)
We noted in Traditional publishing welcomes the iPad the game changing nature of the new platform arrival. And anyone who has been using the iPaD in its first few months will know how true this is – in our own case a recent family holiday being punctuated by family rows about access to the device leading to the implementation of a booking system and contemplation of a second device purchase!
When the former Labour minister Jack Straw walked over to Sir Tim Berners Lee during the latter’s introduction to an awestruck UK Cabinet in June 2009 and said how honoured he was to meet the man who had invented the World Wide Web, he said: “It’s like meeting the man who invented the wheel”. Straw’s colleague’s cruel follow up: “And what was that like Jack?” seems destined already to become part of web folklore.