Some nerds are bigger than others

Paul Saffo, Esther Dyson, Juan Enriquez, Tim O’Reilly, Vint Cerf, Chris Sacca, Joi Ito, Peter Schwartz! Who are they? Well, this guys just invented stuff like TCP/IP, the Global Business Network, Long Now Foundation, Institute for the Future, shaped the MIT Media Lab, or made Creative Commons what it is today. Referring to my post…

German incubators vs. good ideas?

German Startup-Blog Gründerszene wrote an euphemistic article about careers in the StartUp Scene in Berlin. They interviewed one of their interns, well boil it down to the opening sentence of the article: ‘rock your business studies, gain experience for 2 ears and then go for the big incubators’. Marcel Weiss commented in his excellent blog…

the benchmark smartphones have to knock down

Over 1.6 Billion computers are in use worldwide in 2011. Against all prophecies of doom the computer market is slowing down, but still – profiting from tablets – growing and developing. The USA are the leading screen gazers, and are supposed to have more PCs in-use than people at year-end 2012. Including mainframes, workstations and…

The end of recorded music

Some 15 years ago I’ve been to a party listening to Jeff MIlls DJing one of his infamous sets using what felt like 5 turntables at the same time. I – and I guess we all – didn’t really get it back then. We’ve been (as we are still today) stunned by his skills, and…