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29 Oct: Tube map, poppy campaign, shortest recipes…

Rupert Allman | 16:55 UK time, Monday, 29 October 2007

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Each week we list the stories and ideas we're working on for the coming Saturdays iPM programme at 5.30pm. (First programme is Saturday 10 Nov, but we've been developing the blog and our ideas over the last few weeks.)

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UPDATE: This week's rough notes are a bit of a "show and tell" experiment. We've recorded a brief chat about some of the stories we're thinking of, plus a tour through the websites referenced. We hope you like it - there's more detail on the links below. And before you ask no BBC camera crews were harmed in the making of this film, we just recorded it at our desks on a laptop using image capture software - which explains why you can hear Chris loudly bashing the not very effective optical mouse about.


More details on this week's "proto-stories" below:

rupert_55.jpgRupert: A Design Classic? Transport for London is considering a new "improved" map of the tube. Some are not convinced. Has this design classic been ruined by an overload of information? Also, car sharing for those without a car. But does this idea from Walkbudi make sense?

mark_55.jpgMarc: Lest We Forget - this year's poppy campaign is clearly more political than in the past. Does that cause some a problem? More soon. Oh and if you like facebook - is breast always best?

chris_55.jpg Chris: One from the kitchen table. Are these the shortest recipes in the world? We'll see if they can be long on taste as well as short on detail. UPDATE: Chris says, I'm not sure they are the shortest, (water-boil-egg) surely takes that prize, but they are all less than 140 characters which is tough limit for an entire online cookbook.

george_55.jpg George: This case is about to start in the US. Yahoo is accused of “aiding and abetting” the torture committed against Chinese dissidents by handing over the names + IP addresses of Wang Xiaoning and Shi Tao - blogger and journalist. We'll debate what responsibilities internet companies have to protect the anonymity of users in the countries in which they operate.

jenny_55.jpgJenny: I've been speaking to six billion others. It's big and ambitious and we hope to hear more from the people behind it all.

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