England win the Ashes

England win the Ashes - Pietersen makes 158

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!

Image © copyright Associated Press.


  1. Hi, I am here following your comment on my blog. I am from India where Cricket is next to religion. But I believe in neither.

    I will be happy to visit your blog and comments in order to learn French.


  2. Simon

    14/9/2005 at 8:41 am

    You didn’t specifically ask for a translation, so I expect you managed to translate OK.

    This blog is in English only, but there is a link to a Moroccan blogger’s site who blogs in French on the sidebar. From there, you can get to a number of other French tech blogs.

  3. Yes, it was a great result, and richly deserved.