The BBC and Tim Berner's Lee

Here's some of the worst subbing I've seen on the BBC News website for quite a while:

BBC News article extract on the rise of the web's digital elites

The first par shown needs to be broken up - it took me three reads to get the sense of it. Then there's the apostrophe in Tim Berners Lee's name. And of course the stray 'his' in the third par.

The rest of the article is little better - particularly this short par:

Despite this, people like former US Vice-President Al Gore is an online optimist.

To be honest, I'm not shocked or offended at all - it's just nice to be reminded that nobody's perfect.

1 comment:

Disgusted of Forest Hill said...

Frankly, I expect better from the Beeb...