Saturday, October 14, 2006

Richard Dawkins on video

British biologist Richard Dawkins gave a 22 minute presentation "Queerer Than We Suppose: The strangeness of science". It can be downloaded here.

And I mean downloaded. It is a pleasure to deal with a website that doesn't mess about with pointless, annoying streaming video in secret, proprietary (and usually low quality) formats. No stupid Flash, or mms protocol, no need to mess about with Mozilla to download an imbedded video file. No futzing about with Javascript or obfuscated URLs. If you're on a slower Internet connection, or just want to be able to watch the video off-line, it is such a relief to be able to just right-click and save-as, then come back ten or twenty minutes later to watch it in your time, not theirs.

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