Archive for August, 2007

Web War I

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

The current issue of Wired has an interesting piece by Joshua Davis on the “Cyber Attacks” in Estonia this spring. Hackers Take Down the Most Wired Country in Europe. mmm, I really never thought about the implications, as they are discussed in the article.

Media usage of the “young crowd”

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

I thought I had posted this before, but it seems I didn’t. Guy Kawasaki interviews some young Americans on their media usage. No wonder traditional media are under pressure!! Watch it here!

Flat Tax: ANOTHER one on Estonia

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Extensive article in the “NZZ am Sonntag” yesterday about the “easy tax” discussion in Switzerland. Estonia was the firs country to introduce it in 1994, and as mentioned here and here. Here is what the NZZ has to say. I am waiting for the day when taxes get that easy. It’s not about paying no [...]

Tallinn: It starts to become a hype

Monday, August 27th, 2007

As you may know, I’ve been a fan of Estonia in general and Tallinn in prticular for quite a while. It seems I am getting company Among others: GEO Spezial Baltikum (in German) http://www.geo.de/GEO/heftreihen/geo_special/54447.html Spiegel: “Europas coole Städte” Among Dublin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, … Tallinn http://service.spiegel.de/digas/find?DID=52637649 If you haven’t been there, go there. Ideally travel also [...]

Steve Jobs’ best “Keynote” speech

Monday, August 27th, 2007

At Stanford Commencement 2005 iTunes Link Update: Jan 2010, here it is on youtube (hat tip: Andreas)

The desk of a founder & PhD student

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

On the facebook platform – aka: my two cents

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

I haven’t been a facebook member too long. Admittedly I was hesitant to sign-up for another service (myspace, orkut, linkedin, plaxo, xing, …). But it was a pleasant surprise, they did many things right, i.e. better than their competitors. The best of all seems to be the facebook platform. Wow. Already tons of cool applications, [...]