Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcilabs/2008/12/please_wait.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcilabs/2008/12/please_wait.html en-gb 30 Sat 12 Jul 2014 14:13:02 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcilabs/2008/12/please_wait.html Andrew Bowden http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcilabs/2008/12/please_wait.html?page=66#comment2 MHEG and Liberate both date from the mid-1990s, but the age of the software language isn't usually an issue - Perl dates back to 1987 and is still in regular use, and still being developed.However standards for set top boxes, digital radios and other hardware, will always be a bit behind the average computer. They tend to be "dumber" devices, with less upgrade potential in order to keep costs down.There's also different expectations for PCs and other digital devices.We've grown used to have to upgrade computers at regular intervals. However we all still expect a TV to work for years to come - there are people using 20-30 year old television sets quite happily. Few people are using ZX-81s any more though! Mon 05 Jan 2009 11:08:58 GMT+1 Sam Jacobs http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcilabs/2008/12/please_wait.html?page=33#comment1 MHEG is about as old, I think - as is Liberate. The age of the technologies used to power interactive TV here is astounding - although IMHO its more amazing that the BBC still manage to do everything they do, cross platform, given how old and different they all are.Hoping to see more great things in 2009!Sam Thu 01 Jan 2009 21:30:41 GMT+1 Briantist http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcilabs/2008/12/please_wait.html?page=0#comment0 Not a surprise really, Open TV is over a decade old as is the Sky Digibox. No waiting for Freesat HD with MHEG-5. HD too... Tue 23 Dec 2008 19:47:02 GMT+1