Tom's not afraid of Ashley Highfield
Tom Coates (who thinks up neat stuff for Yahoo! and used to work at the BBC) wants to know, Who's afraid of Ashley Highfield? Tom is critical of the new organization and Highfield's place in it. It isn't really a personal attack, per-se, but it isn't very flattering either. His post (and a few of the comments) are worth a read (if you're into this kinda stuff) as it provides some behind-the-scenes info about the BBC.
Euan Semple, also ex-BBC, writes:
Tom has written a thoughtful, detailed and in my opinion accurate analysis of the failures of the BBC's Ashley Highfield which I strongly suggest anyone one who cares about the BBC or new media goes and reads.BTW, Highfield's Flickr sets are hilarious, and here's a diagram of the new BBC structure.
I really hope that the BBC is strong enough to survive the damage done to its technical capability by John Varney (who has just announced his departure before the shit hits the fan as a result of his asinine deal with Siemens) and Ashley's incompetence and inability to harness, or indeed retain the considerable talents of the people available to him.
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Friday, July 21, 2006