Return of the Library

A few days ago the AD newspaper reported that Dutch citizens hardly buy e-books but apparently download them from torrent sites by the dozen. Considering that there is an installed base of over a million e-readers and some seven million tablets, there definitely is a digital reading platform that covers most of the Dutch reader […] Read more »

Buy Your Own Drone

Yes, that’s right, BYOD gets a whole different meaning. Buying your own drone will soon be available for the masses. Kickstarter is well known as a platform for kick starting innovative and creative ideas supported by funding from the crowd. One of its latest projects is the Pocket Drone from AirDroids. The pocket drone is […] Read more »

Digital Society Depends On Robust Digital Infrastructure

So much became clear yesterday when a power failure at Easynet’s Schiphol datacenter affected the proper functioning of parts of the traditional, connected and online economy. It took about 1.5 hours before Easynet went public with a tweet and about 11 hours before services were fully restored: We suffered a power failure in our Schipol […] Read more »

Publishers: An Endangered Species

Publishers have been slow to adapt to the digital future that has yet arrived. Both the movie industry and the music industry have in the end -and not without fierce and still ongoing battles- accepted the new digital reality of Youtube and Spotify. The oldest mass medium, print, is still struggling to get to terms […] Read more »

Personal Cloud: Is It Safe?

Are you a firm believer in the good government and its self acclaimed right to sift through your communication in order to protect you from terrorists whenever they see fit? Or do you think governments have nothing to do with your personal stuff and can only do so with a court order? It is a […] Read more »

E-ink moves beyond e-reader

Nothing beats printed paper when it comes to the quality of reading. But quality has long since become an overrated feature in electronics. The e-ink reader has failed to become a mass medium despite its superior reading experience. Instead the electronic device of choice for reading and browsing is the tablet. Sub 100 Euro price […] Read more »