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Television definition has hit a new high.

Byline: John Helm

TURNING to technology of a different sort, the pictures of Andrew Flintoff sinking to his knees to celebrate his demolition of the Aussies, and close-ups of Tom Watson's anguish as he aged visibly at Turnberry were incredible.

High definition cameras have added a new dimension to television over the last 12 months.

I was first aware of the difference at the European Championships last year when somehow you felt closer to the action than ever.

That feeling was acutely enhanced at the Beijing Olympics when the clarity and the colour of the pictures meant you could see every bead of perspiration on Nadal's forehead, every muscle rippling in Bolt's body as he scorched down the track and the contortion as the gymnasts' bodies appeared elasticated.

I haven''t a clue what a widget is, I am not too interested in twittering and I don't possess an 'iphone', but I do know that the opengolf.com website attracted over 3m individual hits, which means people are using the internet as an alternative to television.

The world is advancing so rapidly I reckon I'm going to have to throw my old typewriter away!
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jul 22, 2009
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