The future of the waterways - Waterways World's webchat
I found myself at a computer at half-past-six this evening, and looked up the webchat hosted by Waterways World on their website home page. From Andrew Denny's comments on Granny Buttons I was expecting to have to go through a complicated registration procedure, but it was all very simple.
Kick-off is officially 6.30pm, but you might like to come on a few minutes early to do any registering, tweaking, adjusting your trousers, etc.
No registration required, nor rearrangement of any article of clothing. Just enter words in a box, give yourself a name, and press the "send" button.
Being there at the beginning I thought if I fired off a question it would stand a good chance of getting on. I put in a fairly naff question about a possible extra source of funding (although the theme was revisited later in the debate) to which Simon Salem, British Waterways's Marketing Director replied. Well, sort of.
I had to leave the online debate shortly after this, and read through the archived chat later, from where I grabbed these screen images.
The webchat, moderated by WW's editor Richard Fairhurst and featuring BW's chairman Tony Hales as well as the aforementioned Simon Salem, was live for one and a half hours, and judged itself to be a success.