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Nick Odell (13.09.2017, 14:44)
This is Today with Nick Robinson in Silicon Valley <uplift>
<slight pause>
...and me, Sarah Montague <almost audible downturn> in the Today studio
in London.

Why is it that still in 2017 the BBC boys go out to do exciting things
and the BBC girls are expected to look after the home?

Nick
Chris B (13.09.2017, 15:20)
On 13/09/2017 13:44, Nick Odell wrote:
> This is Today with Nick Robinson in Silicon Valley <uplift>
> <slight pause>
> ..and me, Sarah Montague <almost audible downturn> in the Today studio
> in London.
> Why is it that still in 2017 the BBC boys go out to do exciting things
> and the BBC girls are expected to look after the home?
> Nick


Maybe, perhaps maybe, Sarah was invited to go but said "cant somebody
else do it - I cant be arsed with all of the travelling".
Madrigal Gurneyhalt (13.09.2017, 16:29)
On Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:44:47 +0100, Nick Odell wrote:

> This is Today with Nick Robinson in Silicon Valley <uplift>
> <slight pause>
> ..and me, Sarah Montague <almost audible downturn> in the Today studio
> in London.
> Why is it that still in 2017 the BBC boys go out to do exciting things
> and the BBC girls are expected to look after the home?
> Nick


One occasion does not a pattern make. Over half of BBC's USA
correspondents are women, as is the Chief International Correspondent.
Perhaps sending Nick Robinson when there's a special item is actually
compensating the men rather than denying the women?
Peter Percival (13.09.2017, 16:54)
Nick Odell wrote:
> This is Today with Nick Robinson in Silicon Valley <uplift>
> <slight pause>
> ..and me, Sarah Montague <almost audible downturn> in the Today studio
> in London.
> Why is it that still in 2017 the BBC boys go out to do exciting things
> and the BBC girls are expected to look after the home?
> Nick


Is Lunun less exciting that Silicon Valley?
Guy Barry (13.09.2017, 17:28)
On 13-Sep-17 1:44 PM, Nick Odell wrote:
> This is Today with Nick Robinson in Silicon Valley <uplift>
> <slight pause>
> ..and me, Sarah Montague <almost audible downturn> in the Today studio
> in London.
> Why is it that still in 2017 the BBC boys go out to do exciting things
> and the BBC girls are expected to look after the home?


I don't know, but why was *anyone* sent to Silicon Valley? Normally the
presenters are only sent out of the studio if there's some significant
news story that justifies it. I listened to some of Nick Robinson's
reports but at the end was still none the wiser as to why the
licence-payers should have been asked to pay to send him over there.
(He's already earning over £250,000, of course - unlike Sarah Montague,
who didn't make the BBC's high earners' list.)
Nick Odell (13.09.2017, 18:11)
On 13/09/17 16:28, Guy Barry wrote:
> On 13-Sep-17 1:44 PM, Nick Odell wrote:
> I don't know, but why was *anyone* sent to Silicon Valley? Normally the
> presenters are only sent out of the studio if there's some significant
> news story that justifies it. I listened to some of Nick Robinson's
> reports but at the end was still none the wiser as to why the
> licence-payers should have been asked to pay to send him over there.
> (He's already earning over £250,000, of course - unlike Sarah Montague,
> who didn't make the BBC's high earners' list.)

I think this might have been because somebody was launching a mobile
phone that would cost one thousand currency units - dollars or pounds
it's all the same. Being the BBC they didn't shamelessly plug the new
product - much.

There was an item on AI - all programmes seem to need an item on AI
these days and since uk.media.radio.bbc-r4 is no exception, let me tell
you about the AI shoelaces I currently have under development.

Like Zaphod Beeblebrox's Peril Sensitive Sunglasses, these shoelaces are
designed to monitor the safety situation and at the first sign of danger
to untie themselves so that the wearer may easily escape from their
shoes. I'm beta-testing them at the moment but they still need a tweak
here and there because they still only unravel at random moments when
I'm walking along.

Early days.... Anybody care to sponsor me?

Nick
Whiskers (13.09.2017, 19:07)
On 2017-09-13, Nick Odell <nick> wrote:
[..]
> I'm walking along.
> Early days.... Anybody care to sponsor me?
> Nick


Could they be made to tie the feet together if the wearer is about to go
anywhere silly, such as Silly Con Valley?
Nick Odell (13.09.2017, 19:35)
On 13/09/17 18:07, Whiskers wrote:
> On 2017-09-13, Nick Odell <nick> wrote:
> Could they be made to tie the feet together if the wearer is about to go
> anywhere silly, such as Silly Con Valley?

If you are willing to cover the development costs I'm confident they can
be made to unravel any time you want.

Nick
Whiskers (14.09.2017, 11:54)
On 2017-09-13, Nick Odell <nick> wrote:
> On 13/09/17 18:07, Whiskers wrote:
> If you are willing to cover the development costs I'm confident they can
> be made to unravel any time you want.
> Nick


I think having them unravel at times they want, but having them want the
right times, is the real trick.
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