Friday, 19 September 2008

Inn The Witch

So at long last it's all about to kick off. And I'm not talking about the Ryder Cup. It's launch day for It's been about a year and a half in the making. From the 'Why don't we do a golf TV show our own way?', to 'How the hell do we make that happen?', to meeting the right people who really know about technology and all the 2.0 stuff, to getting the whole thing built, to getting our first interviews done, to getting the first programme filmed, to getting down the Witch Inn in time for the the Ryder Cup tee-off.

So here we are. Pint number two for the tournament. Teed off with a pint of Old Speckled Hen as the Harvey's is off. I think of it as a 7 iron – good for accuracy, and should keep you out of too much trouble. I'm keeping the long irons for Sunday night and hopefully another European victory.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

'Proper' Beta

So the gearing up to go proper beta continues apace. I know that we've already left the door open, so to speak, but that still in my mind doesn't constitute 'proper' beta. I think I'll feel that way when we've got a lot of the initial bugs out of the way and raised our heads properly over the media parapet. It will feel real for sure then, and I'll probably be spending my time glued to Google Analytics watching out for every newcomer to the site, and wanting to welcome them in person over the new threshold. That's what it feels like for someone who grew up in 0.0 and is now swimming around in 2.0 - but loving it. I think I was living in Jamaica when 1.0 happened, but as we only had one line out to the wider world in the whole business, I think I missed it. And that was one line between 500 people. We weren't bleeding edge there, but the weather was a whole lot better as were the mangoes.