After so many fine nominations for “Cnut of the Week” it was difficult to pick a shortlist, but I applied my arbitrary judgement and narrowed it down to: Peter Costello (final score 8%) for refusing to understand that he is yesterday’s man; rugby player Brett Stewart (11%), recently accused of sexual assault; rugby players in general (36%); and our winner, Anna Bligh (44%), whose political campaign website for the Premiership of Queensland doesn’t list an email address or even a contact form, and who uses Twitter but doesn’t respond in any way.
You’d think that after the success of Barack Obama’s online campaigning, they’d get themselves some sort of clue — especially given the string of Obama advisers giving speeches here recently like Ben Self and Joe Trippi. But no.
I was disturbed to see that someone was watching Stilgherrian Live on a 42-inch TV.
The grainy 320 x 240-pixel footage must look very grubby at that size! That limit is imposed by Ustream. The iSight camera in my MacBook Pro can deliver 640 x 480, so we’ll be able to improve that one day.
But, it is lovely to be building a regular audience. Someone told me there were more than 60 viewers at one point last night?
I reckon it was the best program I’ve done so far, even if the William Shatner theme tended to dominate. What do you think?