You Call This a World Service?

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Monday, June 25, 2001

My column last week looking at the BBC's decision to switch its famous World Service from short wave reception to the Internet in a number of regions flushed a few die-hard fans out of the woodwork. And more than a few of those were, like me, "grumpy" at the BBC's call.

To re-cap, the Beeb has decided to cease short wave transmissions to North America and the South Pacific, both places that wise BBC bureaucrats reckon are technologically enabled and wealthy enough to have fast enough...