The Blagger's Blog – Bake Off, Note 7 fires, what girls mags should look like
Quote of the week
“It looks as though the Great British Bake Off costs, for one hour of television, £500,000… that is ten times what one edition of Question Time costs.”
Question Time presenter and all round broadcasting hero David Dimbleby, waxing lyrical on the imminent departure of Great British Bake Off from BBC to Channel 4 once the current series has run its course.
In a bid to try and show publishers where they are going wrong, and remind them that this is actually 2016, the 21st Century and all that, graphic designer Katherine Young has made her own version of the cover for teen girl magazine Girls’ Life, clarifying just how sexist the UK media still is. Commendable.
You have to feel a bit sorry for Samsung. The firm has spent ages developing its new Note 7 device, only to then find out that the nifty gadget uses a battery that has a habit of catching fire, even if you decide to put the waterproof technology to the test. Cue a lot of embarrassment, a mass recall, and a tarnished reputation in one of the most competitive consumer industries out there.