What shame? [Was: What a shame...]

john_oshea@wordbank.com john_oshea at wordbank.com
Mon Oct 23 17:51:17 BST 2006

Andy Armstrong wrote:
> The BBC is is (in general) an example of a respected government granted
> monopoly. Unfortunately that means that if you're sufficiently choosy
> some of their output is indispensable and unique - there isn't - as far
> as I'm aware - a sensible non-BBC alternative to Radio 4 for example.
> Unfortunately the BBC's monopoly status means that market forces can't
> just slug this one out as you describe.

Playing devil's advocate: surely there are as many vociferous
*licence-paying* non-Windows users as there are, say, Welsh speakers?  ;-)

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