Sneak is not sure what all the fuss is about with the BBC and its exhorbitant licence fee. After all, speed cameras rake in millions a year and next to none of it is spent on road safety, parking tickets accounted for a billion quid last year that mostly didn't go on new car parks, the Treasury rakes in billions from tax discs and fuel duty and certainly doesn't spend it on transport infrastructure, so why should the BBC be forced to spend its £2.8bn on creating quality programming? Why not throw it all at media-studies cretins to squander on gardening programmes, DIY shows, reality drivel
and Anne Robinson? At least they don't make Sneak's road rage any worse.
Having said all that, the other day the BBC did serve up a very informative programme about computers in its Look Around You series, albeit one that was a little out of date. Those that missed it can visit the web site and try the quiz. Sample question: “Name 22 words that rhyme with 'computer'.” Answer: “booter, looter, rooter, gomputer, lomputer, shooter, tutor, scooter, fomputer, empressidorvuter, fempressidorvuter, recruiter, commuter, salputer, nogunarfuter, insputer, desputer, suiter, suitor, suter, sooter, homputer, quomputer, binnibarbuter, strompto-cilioputer, carcamphognaliantistuter.”
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