who is defining reality?

If you followed some of the recent German news, you may know that German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet after weeks of mounting pressure after a crowd driven wiki called Guttenplag proved  him plagiarizing significant portions of his doctoral dissertation. Now this wiki is nominated for the major German journalism…

60% growth for the music industry in 4 years

If you believe the official numbers issued by e.g. IFPI, the music industry has essentially a flat growth and lost trillions to piracy and download or streaming services. In an Daily Telegraph article, the independent telecoms analyst Ovum forecasted: ‘…globally, revenues from music subscription services will increase at a compound annual growth rate of more…

What will be, tec stuff to rule 2011

tech crunch editor Erick Schonfeld augures again and gives us 7 technologies he sees most promising in 2011. Yes – I am not a fan of top ten lists or vague predictions either, but this guy really has a sixth sense in predicting tech development. For 2010 e.g. he picked the Tablet (hello, iPad), Geo (Foursquare,…

the future of apps

Now-a-days people wish that everything they want to use should come packed in one gadget. This way all the mess of carrying multiple tools is a thing of the past. Squeezing apps into mobiles, tablets and computers, performing tasks has never come in so handy. Still, the very practical aspects of life are neglected. Imagine…

media control

Douglas Rushkoff stressed a very good metaphor: Imagine you go out for some whitewater rafting. When it get really wild, you’re supposed to paddle faster to keep in control where you’re going. But paddling is not control here, it’s an effect due to the river bed being narrow or broad and such producing more or…