"Apologies for a couple of technical problems during that news bulletin," said BBC radio host Vic Minett, after her show played audio of a woman's screaming over a report from the murder trial of athlete Oscar Pistorius. "a few odd things sneaking in there."
The "technical glitch" at BBC Coventy & Warwickshire resulted first in canine howls, then in the screams, which played as a reporter described Pistorious's admitted shooting of Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. The screams were followed by boos and other effects.
"There was a technical mistake where sound effects being prepared in another studio for an unrelated item were accidentally broadcast over the news bulletin," the BBC said in a follow-up statement.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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