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This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 13 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
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  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

How the world heard the grim news (Guardian)

Some interesting points here. I personally was very disappointed with the response of the terrestrial channels to this news, and I hope that the BBC issue some sort of response to the criticism levelled at them from many quarters for failing to provide adequate coverage of an obviously huge story due to a desire not to interrupt their Christmas schedules. But I’m not entirely sure they’ll give one.

This 153rd post was filed under: News and Comment, Tsunami 2004.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Alan


by Alan

Comment posted at 08:18 on 29th April 2007.

I would leave a comment f I knew what the heck this post was about. What grim news? When?


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 10:02 on 29th April 2007.

It was related to the Tsunami in the tail end of 2004. Unfortunately, when moving blogging platforms some years ago, the link has become incorrectly formatted and hence not clickable, and I’ve not noticed until now. But I have now fixed it. So you can comment away.


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