Steve Jobs and the Today Programme

I’ve been in France for three weeks so turned on the Today programme on Radio 4 to catch up.  Big mistake.

The first item was the sad news about the untimely death of Steve Jobs.  Then the interviewer got to work in typical Today style.  There was no shred of regret at Job’s death, no reference to his qualities.  Instead he was said to be a control-freak, there was a hint that the many people who use Apple products are like cult members and that he has left Apple ill-prepared for the future.

There was another item about huge cuts at the BBC.  I would like to suggest one very useful cut.  A cut to the mealy-mouthed, negative, sulkiness which is too often demonstrated on the Today programme.

Contrast this with the elegant and appropriate screen on Safari.  That, my friends is style and humanity.

Oh, I have never bought an Apple product as yet but I am tempted by the i-Pad.

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About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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