Should we tax the internet?

Δημοσιεύθηκε στο Linkedin, 7.01.2020 A good friend recently reminded me of the automobile industry example in Europe: Back in the 1960s and 1970s everybody in Europe wanted to buy a foreign car. Foreign cars were manufactured abroad and were ferried to Europe. When their sales surpassed those of European industries the latter suffered, had to

2020-01-13T10:34:54+00:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: , , , , |

Should you be afraid of “fake news”?

Should you be afraid of "fake news"?   Published on the Medium, 4 April 2019   Over the past few years “fake news” have dominated public discourse, being blamed for anything from affecting electoral results to manipulating consumers, ultimately giving online social media and internet platforms a bad name. So, what are “fake news” exactly?

2019-06-01T06:00:37+00:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: , |

Should you have a Facebook profile?

Should you have a Facebook profile?   Published on the Medium, 22 February 2019   At its 15th anniversary Facebook proudly claims 2,3 billion monthly active users. If one adds the Chinese equivalents, then internet social media users are two thirds of earth’s population. The obvious question is, then, should you join them? A lot can

2019-05-26T05:37:53+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: |

Have you already bought domain names with your children’s names?

While recently purchasing yet more personal domain names to point to my website I was tempted to think about the future and therefore run a search for domain names with my children’s names. Some are still available, others not. So, should I buy the ones available and place alerts for the other ones just in

2019-01-06T22:44:57+00:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Digitalia Moralia|Tags: , |

What your hard drive reveals about you — and software design

I recently had a hard time explaining to my kids the use of folders in hard drives. Hierarchy they could more or less understand, as well as the fact that documents, photos and other files need to be found at a specific place. What they could not come to terms with was content specificity: They

2019-01-05T20:17:31+00:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Digitalia Moralia|Tags: , |

Οι ευχετήριες κάρτες των Χριστουγέννων

Ανήκω σε κείνη τη γενιά που έχει περάσει όλα τα στάδια σε σχέση με τις ευχετήριες κάρτες των Χριστουγέννων. Κατά τη δεκαετία του 1990 οι έντυπες ευχετήριες κάρτες ήταν ο κανόνας. Ακόμα θυμάμαι τις εκατοντάδες εκτυπώσεις σε «καλό» χαρτί σε, πρωτοείδωτους τότε, laser εκτυπωτές προσωποποιημένων μαζικών ευχετήριων καρτών που το mail merge του MS Word

2018-12-24T19:57:23+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: |

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