Who would have thought, 18 years ago when I last witnessed the England cricket team win the Ashes, that I would wait so long to see it happen again. I’d not have believed it if I had known at the time that I would be following the next winning series living in France, listening over streaming radio online, and following the scores on a website. I just managed to see the final presentations on Sky News; images coming to me via my phone line over ADSL. Packet switched transmission technology, computer based algorithms for encoding and decoding all the content : not an analogue transmission in sight.
Fantastic result in analogue or digital. Congratulations England!
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