Musings on ‘Networked Society’

A Media Web-of-Trust

Being confronted with an ever-growing stream of grass-roots, home-brew media coverage, do we really know which media sources we can trust? Here’s one suggestion how we might “configure” the trustworthiness of media streams on the net.

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Just Too Much Stuff

Judging from the huge choice of self-help books, it appears that a lot of people want to learn about how they can improve their lives. When you take a closer look at what it says on the backs of most of these books, the key promise usually is that these books will help you simplify […]

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A Patently Sane Decision

This is the end of software innovation in Europe. Industry giants like Microsoft, Siemens, and Nokia will crumble, because evil open source hackers will ruthlessly steal and distribute their grand ideas without properly reimbursing those who are the rightful creators of what makes the software universe work. At least that is what those major companies […]

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