One of the jobs I used to do during the era 2006/7/8 was write television previews and reviews for UK SF&F magazines, in particular the BFS (British Fantasy Society) Prism and BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) Matrix titles – neither of which now still exist as independent publications.
And that, sadly, was the problem. Because they were run by volunteers, had limited budgets and had to fit in with other people's mailing priorities, almost inevitably my previews arrived in print about six weeks after the series I'd been writing about had finished its first run on TV. Frustrating or what! Still, I loved the goggle-box logo Tom Hunter at the BSFA created for me!
Here's a special report I edited way, way back in 1984 where I and my co-authors set out a proposal for the Thatcher Government on how computer technology did not automatically mean people losing their jobs but would create what today we'd call the digital economy. In effect this was our blueprint for the creation of an UK-wide internet. That's the good news, the bad news is we were restricted by the constraints of early-1980s technology, so we opted for a fibre-optic framework rather than TCP/IP protocols. Still, our Big Idea – of rewiring the UK to create a new support infrastructurte, in the same way the railways revolution transformed the UK's economy and society in the 19th Century – deserves its footnote in history.