All entries for Wednesday 30 January 2008
January 30, 2008
Italian Directors Hub Page
I have decided to open this page however currently most of the entries below will not be available for visitors. As part of the development plan director pages will be made available as soon as a Google search down to page 20 has been conducted and sites deemed useful entered. Filmographies will also need to be put in place. It has been decided to proceed like this as links embedded in the chronology of European Films page are being redirected to National director pages as they are developed. Apologies for any disappointments and inconveniences in the meantime. Provided it manages to service some needs then it seems to be worth keeping it 'as a work in progress'
Antonioni, Michelangelo (Now Open)
De Santis, Guiseppe (This page is open for a filmography / webliography / bibliography with film links to kinoeye reviews when possible)
Moretti Nanni (Currently weblinks available)
Risi, Dino (Now open)
Rossellini, Roberto (Now open for bibliography and weblinks. Main overview still under construction)
Taviani, Paolo & Vittorio
Visconti, Luchino (Currently available)
iPhone Bows to Winds of Recession
Who is going to be tempted by this little offer ?
Better deals for UK users of Apple's iPhone are being launched as operator O2 overhauls tariffs less than three months after the mobile hit the stores.
The lowest £35 monthly tariff is to offer about three times as many texts and minutes, while the current £55 deal will be cut to £45 from Friday.
In the US only two months after the iPhone's launch in July Apple slashed the price. Obviously you don't this when sales are steaming ahead! Nevertheless Apple tried to put a good face on the situation by announcing that it had sold one million iPhones keeping ahead of its target date of the end of September.
The same thing is happening in Britain. Sales are obviously slowing fast after the busy Xmas period as the credit card bills come in and houses continue to decrease in value. O2 tried to put a good face on the situation according to the BBC:
Sally Cowdry, O2 UK marketing director, said: "The iPhone is already our fastest ever selling device and this added value will allow us to appeal to an even greater segment of the market - it is an unbeatable proposition."
Just hang on what is this "added value"? Loads more texting? The people good at texting are my students: behind their backs, blindfolded, under the tables naturally they will all be rushing out to spend £280 to get more texts.....