Marco Travaglio – Il Pompiere della Sera

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, tooIn Italy journalism is long-gone, and that’s a fact. And so? So greetings to Marco Travaglio and his video-column Passaparola, which arrives at the 100th installment today by picking holes in that pathetic tool of the soft propaganda that is Corriere della Sera. Which would be the “most authoritative newspaper of Italy”. Just ridiculous…

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“laRegioneTicino” interviewed me

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too The funny thing of Internet is that you can get into everything, even what you expect less: in the past days I have been interviewed by Swiss newspaper laRegioneTicino on abandonware, retrogaming and related topics. The resulting article, available in PDF format in the technology section of newspaper’s site or here on Sir Arthur’s Den as well, is a reduced version of the interview made via e-mail. Nothing particularly impressive, actually, but surely it’s something I had pleasure to do 🙂

laRegioneTicino – A volte ritornano di Luca Berti.

Marco Travaglio – La fine della Mondadori (The end of Mondadori)

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too Silvio Berlusconi, or rather the man who self-made himself by buying verdicts, corrupting judges and by surreptitiously gaining control of the largest Italian publishing group when the social, political and institutional disrepair of nowadays wasn’t even somewhat imaginable. Is there hope that the judge of Milan Court Raimondo Mesiano pronounce in favour of De Benedetti, so establishing another piece of the infamous puzzle that is Psycho-daddy’s judicial history? Every now and then some magistrate still demonstrates to have a little trace of dignity by putting himself against the strongest, perhaps this is another case of that kind…

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I have seen the corpse of the Italian press. Who knows how, it was still moving

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too To say that in Italy there is no more press but only an endless series of courtesans of the strongest is a pretty trivial thing, that a sober person could consider like qualunquismo if only it wasn’t a pure and simple matter of fact. In Italy the media are dead, they have become zombies artificially kept alive by state robberies and embarrassing money transfers. Just look at what is happening in these days after the demonstration in Piazza Farnese, Rome.

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Movies will replace textbooks. In 1922

Babel fish It’s the same old story: when a technology can offer one more dimension to entertainment, information and fruition of assorted services to citizens this suddenly becomes the arch-enemy of the status quo, an element potentially capable of destabilizing a cultural tradition, or perhaps a simple habit, which was lasting for years, decades or centuries.

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