Yes, we know we've only just done a Wordle but if you don't understand the importance of this week's, well, you should hang your head in shame - for the subject of this week's Wordle has been the most speculated-about parliamentary happening since Harriet Harman removed her lapels from the cabinet.
Culture secretary Andy Bernham said the report would be less a 'tablet of stone' and more 'powerful seeds and ideas' from which the future of public service broadcasting might be shaped.
The Digital Britain report, commissioned last year as part of the government's Building Britain's Future plan, makes recommendations to 'ensure first rate digital and communications infrastructure to protect talent and innovation in our creative industries, to modernise TV and radio frameworks, and support local news'. Translation? Faster broadband, new piracy laws, changes to the license fee.
The technology sector has been awaiting the release of the report, written by communications minister Lord Carter, with baited breath, and rightly so: the Prime Minister said in a Times column this morning that he is 'determined Britain's digital infrastructure will be world class' while Gadget Guru reports culture secretary Andy Bernham said the report would be less a 'tablet of stone' and more 'powerful seeds and ideas' from which the future of public service broadcasting might be shaped.
This week's big words:
Gordon Brown is quoted in the report saying 'only a Digital Britain will secure the wonders of an information revolution that could transform every part of our lives' but the statistics indicate that revolution is already taking place: 90% of high street transactions rely on wired and wireless communications, the digital sectors account for nearly £1 in every £10 the economy produces a year, and six of the top 10 global brands by value this year are in the digital sector.
The second time it's cropped up in as many weeks, but with good reason: while there has been widespread criticism about the government's handling of databases, it has now appointed Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the internet, to form a panel which will 'deliver better use' of public data.
Public service content is one of the main subjects of the report: British communications habits are changing, writes Lord Carter. We're moving to new platforms, which is creating a volatility in audience ratings. The volume of digital content is set to increase between 10- and 100 times over the next three to five years, which means dusty old public service platforms such as the BBC and Channel 4 need to completely overhaul how they deliver their content.
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