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Mobile advertising the shanghai way

Here I was, standing at shore of the Huangpu river, quietly overlooking Shanghai, when this came floating by. Now, there are a lot of screens already all over the city: huge LED billboards on buildings, LCD screens in taxi's, plasma screen…

How I lost my faith in wikipedia

I used to be a big believer in wikipedia and looked up references and information on it for, well, just about anything. Up until now, when I experienced firsthand how factual information can be removed and you're left in the cold when you'ry…

We have come a long way since 1996

Since 1996,the WayBack Machine site has been archiving about 85 billion web pages. I've gone in and looked at the history of my site ... boy, have I come a long way too. :-)Over at this site someone went in and looked as some big brand names…
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Wired on the iPhone history

Wired's report on the history of the iPhone and its impact on the US carrier market. Read more here
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It's all about getting people to notice you, so here is a nice video of how they did it by wildbeaming, a form of beamvertising. Pretty cool. Limited to cities though. Video also available on YouTube

Hack the planet

Something I had to share: Wired has come up with a list of 10 rather "special" ways that people are working on to save our planet.Taking Lifehacks to the max.

Flashback: The Double Life

For years, I've lived a double life.In the day, I do my job - I ride the bus, roll up my sleeves with the hoi-polloi.But at night, I live a life of exhilaration, of missed heartbeats and adrenalin.And, if the truth be known, a life of dubious…

The Abilene paradox

The previous post on the Asoh defense led me to another real gem, the Abilene paradox. Where I work, they have something called "disagree and commit". It's a good principle if it works, and when there is ample time to discuss, as this post…

The Asoh Defense

The Asoh Defense is real simple:If at first you don't succeed ... just admit it. "Yup, my fault, I f***ed up."Not something you ever really here in the corporate world, do you?Click here for the story behind the Asoh defense.The part where they…
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Was the Matrix wrong?

Troed made an interesting comment yesterday: statistically there is a high probability that we are all avatars. Welcome to our self-chosen Matrix... Read all about the debate on the simulation argument websiteThe site is a debate about the possibility…