The latest episode of Tech Weekly welcomes Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who helped launch the government’s new open data project, data.gov.uk. Charles Arthur, Bobbie Johnson and Aleks Krotoski discuss the implications and the future of this important and exciting new initiative.
Then Charles and Bobbie mutiny, turning the spotlight on Aleks, who presents Virtual Revolution, a major new BBC2 documentary series about the social history of the web starting this Saturday. Charles digs deeper into the making of the show, asking the series’ multiplatform producer Dan Gluckman why the BBC was so keen to make the development of the four films open and collaborative.
There’s wild speculation about the big announcement from Apple taking place this week, and more analysis of the escalating China-US internet freedom conflict.