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Digital Revolution series title decided at last: The Virtual Revolution

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Dan Biddle Dan Biddle | 15:47 UK time, Friday, 8 January 2010

Thanks for all your suggestions for a name for 'Digital Revolution'. It's taken a bit longer than we'd hoped, but as we've outlined here, we now have our series title: 'The Virtual Revolution'.

Let us know what you think!


  • Comment number 1.

    You’ll probably have to spend a few seconds explaining the concept of a ‘virtual world’ at the start, as not everyone has yet come across the term or concept.

    This title also helps to exclude digital photography, digital TV etc. I’d agree that the past 20yrs has seen a revolution, so ‘Virtual Revolution’ works as a title for me.

  • Comment number 2.

    Congratulations on coming to the end of the name-choosing process. Does the use of the word "virtual" imply that none of it is actually real and/or worthwhile? Or does it mean that we are all trapped in a Matrix-like simulacrum of reality and that everyone is in fact a meat-based power source? ;)

    I look forward to watching the series. It promises to be entertaining, informative and thought-provoking - let's hope it proves to be an important documentary that bored teenagers of the distant future will reluctantly download to their cranial implants when set homework on The Warming Ages.

  • Comment number 3.

    Taking the idea to a limit is detailed in the Triad. It may even interest the teenagers.

  • Comment number 4.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 5.

    The preview of this series was awesome. I really cannot wait to see this series in the US. Again, the BBC is producing thought provoking and forward thinking information that makes us all examine the world with a new understanding.

  • Comment number 6.

    Any idea when / if this series will come to BBC America? I'd love to see it, but would rather not have to wait for it to come out on DVD...

  • Comment number 7.

    The series looks like it will be excellent (at least, this is my expectation, based on the well made preview), but shouldn't a series entitling itself "the virtual revolution" be available for streaming online (not just transmitted 'old tech' style over TV channels)?

    Taking that a step further, with the existence of the world-wide web, which is heralded by the series, shouldn't the series be available 'world-wide' too?

    I know there is always the excuse that rights issues make this difficult, or that license payers finance the production but these could easily be overcome if media owners were innovative (online viewers would happily pay for quality content made available to them, so rights could be structured to capitalise on this opportunity).

  • Comment number 8.

    I watched the first programme. You left out Ted Nelson, crediting Tim Berners-Lee with most of what Nelson achieved achieved instead! Was he too early or too awkward?
    Look on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Nelson

  • Comment number 9.

    Great program with lots of thought provoking content I can’t wait for the next episode.

  • Comment number 10.

    I teach a web-course about seeking and evaluating Internet sources for history students and your material has been very useful for explaining them the history of Internet and other problematic behind and emerging of the net. Especially I want to thank you for putting the interviews AND the TEXTS to net! It helps us a lot to understand the interviews.
    So many thanks for extremely interesting and valuable interview clips! I have already used the clips for my students. I also hope to see your program as soon as possible in the Finnish TV.


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