Sunday, August 10, 2008
Britain from Above
Thanks to the BBC, you can now see what I have to deal with when piloting Broom:
Somewhat tellingly, backwards Norwich is absent from the mapping information:
At 1:17 into the video, in the bottom right corner, is Norwich, with nary a glimmer of dataflow.
This was an absolutely fascinating program about the way Britain functions. If any of you have the chance to see it, I definitely recommend it. Next weeks program is called Manmade Britain, and it's about how some of the greenest landscapes were shaped by humans. Consider me unobtainable from 9-10pm next Sunday.
And for those wondering about how all those seamen get to the docks:
EDIT 11.08.08 06:43 Uh oh. After several of you commented that you can't see the videos, I checked the terms & conditions. It seems that The BBC may limit access to the video clips to users in the UK.
I'll see if I can find them on YouTube later, but for now, the swimming pool beckons...
EDIT 11.08.08 14:11 Well, I had a look on YouTube after I got back from swimming, but the three videos I posted seem to be the only three that aren't on there. Try clicking on the first BBC link in this post and select the videos from there - I think the Information Mapping one is the the first one on the second row (the other two will have links at the end of the video). If that doesn't work, you're plum out of luck!