iPlayer: Yet Another Gutlessly Copied Image Grid

After many years of having forced us to stare at leaden deserts all over the world wide web, media houses finally start to come to their senses. And years and years later we kind of find our findings from the 90ies confirmed.

While for a while now CNN seems to be moving in and out of the grid solution and after Austrian second tier newspapers like Kurier and heute would make the impression of being now committed to it fast and strong, at long last mother Beeb has yielded, if not on the web, at least on the iPad. We feel forced to introduce a new acronym to our vocabulary:

YAGCIG: Yet Another Gutlessly Copied Image Grid

Yet Another Grid On The iPlayer

It works like this in a world where the tactics of economizing on staff and shifting all that sourly earned revenue to technology and automation costs is the only lesson worth to be learned. European elite persons seem to be able to copy just a ridiculous wee bit from the successes of the likes of Brin, Page, Bezos and Zuckerberg.

The Grid On The iPlayer

We used to call this a rabbit in front of a snake or an oxen in front of a mountain, depending on wether the failing strength of the victim was more in its muscles or in its nimbleness.
Sorry, mother Beeb, while you will find some success with this and elder men, it will not suffice to receive our cudos. You don't care? That's ok with us.

 
last updated: 23.04.19 23:21
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