For those who don’t read Slashdot (enough), the BBC has announced that they’re going to release their audio and video archive online, free for everyone, as the BBC Creative Archive. That’s awesome. I’m VERY surprised.

It sort of feels like a significant point in human history. Television and radio have been around a long time, but much of what has been produced is hidden, and may be lost forever if the MPAA and RIAA have their way. There is a LOT of human history recorded in the BBC archives.

In other news, the pcHDTV company have released an HDTV card specifically (only) for Linux. It ships with Xine for the software. At $189, I probaly won’t be getting one soon, but I think this is a GREAT step ahead for Linux.

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