Classical music and the information age


On November 30th I wrote:
But we live in an information age, and I believe the control of information by parties with vested interests has to be countered.
Coincidentally, on the same day the BBC Radio 3 website said:
The Radio 3 message board was closed permanently for new posts at midday on Tuesday 30th November 2010.
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Pliable said…
Here is the official BBC explanation:

'In the ten years since the Radio 3 message boards were launched, the internet has changed dramatically. There are now many different ways to talk about Radio 3 and talk to each other. We have some big financial challenges ahead and so we're intensifying our efforts to find the most effective ways to use our resources.

As you may know, apart from Radio 4 and the Archers, all the other radio message boards have closed and we have now taken the decision to close the Radio 3 message boards. The boards will close at midday on Tuesday 30th November 2010'
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbradio3/F2620065?thread=7898389&skip=40&show=20

Big financial challenges.... well, how about the network controller's expenses for a start? -

http://www.overgrownpath.com/2009/07/bbc-proms-for-your-eyes-only.html

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