Can’t turn off the telescreen

I loved this post pointing out that “You can’t move in London without someone giving you the news“.

It struck a chord with me – first because of my own interest in how the way we get the news has changed, yet stayed the same, but also because this seems to be a particularly London phenomenon.

While the big screens do exist up North, they don’t yet feel quite as ubiquitous or oppressive as in the Capital.

Is this because we’re behind the times? Is an army of telescreen installers waiting for the next clear day to descend on some unsuspecting provincial town?

Or is it that Northerners just don’t feel the same need to be frenetically in the know, up to the minute, every moment of the day?

We can have slow food, how about slow news?

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mattedgar

Product strategy and design leadership in web and mobile media. Before that I was a newspaper journalist and history student

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