Author: George Wood

I was born in California, but have lived in Sweden since 1975, working at Radio Sweden. I spent many years writing and presenting our program for shortwave listeners, “Sweden Calling DXers”. With the gradual phase-out of shortwave in favor of the Internet, I’ve since moved on to being our webmaster. My big claim to web fame has been that I was the first person in Sweden to post a radio program on the Internet, in 1994…the first person in Europe to post a radio program in English.

Who’s worse, the NSA or the Chinese?

Against the background of the revelation of the National Security Agency’s Prism program, spying on the world’s electronic communications, two very different publications in the past few days have illuminated government control, or attempted control, of the online world, one…

Flawed Apple TV update

Here’s the way the Unofficial Apple Weblog describes the update: Apple announced today that HBO GO and Watch­ES­PN are now avail­able on the Apple TV. Eddy Cue, Apple senior vice pres­i­dent of Inter­net Soft­ware and Ser­vices said that “HBO GO…

Book review: “Inferno”

The first thing that has to be said about “Inferno” is that it is much better than Dan Brown’s last effort, the disappointing “The Lost Symbol”. Inspired by Dante’s “Divine Comedy”, “Inferno” takes symbologist Robert Langdon on a tour of…

Report from the cord-cutting front

We’re officially cord-cutters now. Actually, we technically cut the cord at the beginning of the year, when our Comhem cable TV subscription ended, and we had actually stopped watching the cable programs way before then. What we’ve had since last…

An end to roaming fees in Europe?

From the Verge: While travellers in Europe are enjoying lower roaming fees across the continent, the European Commission (EC) believes that isn’t enough. As part of new legislation, its vice president Neelie Kroes today unveiled new plans to end mobile…