Michael Sparks in October 2004 PCW.

Alan Kennedy alanmk at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 27 14:30:00 CEST 2004

Dear Pythonistas,

One of our own, Michael Sparks, appears in an article in the October 
2004 print edition of Personal Computer World, on the future of digital 
television and the digitisation of BBC television archives.


At least, I'm assuming that there's only one engineer called Michael 
Sparks who works for BBC research!

For those unaware of it, Personal Computer World is the most venerable 
IT magazine in the UK: sort of the UK's equivalent of Byte Magazine. And 
it's still going. I've been reading it on and off for almost 25 years 
now, since the zx81 and oric-1(!) days.

Fascinating work, Michael! I'd love to talk with you sometime about your 
usage of python co-routines and asynch-io in the media field. I've been 
following the development of digital television standards for a few 
years now.

I have a lot of respect for the BBC, and am particularly impressed by 
their current software efforts, such as Dirac.


It's good to see a familiar (and quotable :-) pythonista right there in 
the midst of it.

Nice one, Michael.

alan kennedy
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