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ou.gifThe Open University has one of the best logos I know. It does actually communicate something about the institution. And as an institution it is a significant achievement.
At one time, TV programs were a major way the OU delivered courses. And for people of my generation, the off-peak OU programming was very much a part of our television experience. Prompted by Tony Hirst, I had a look on YouTube and it just seemed like yesterday …..
Here is the real thing:

And here is a pretty good spoof by Fry and Laurie (yes, that is the Laurie now to be seen in House). Look past the intro:

Aside: I was interested to see the fancy – Apple-inspired? – presentation of related videos in the YouTube window at the end of the clips.


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