Sunday, January 29, 2006
Finishing off the fashion week. At the RAI the big modefabriek exhibition takes place. Many many fashion and accessory providers have their stands here. Fashionally done of course.... Nice to meet the Axcent importers again who where displaying the watches big time.
Friday, January 27, 2006
The other things arriving today were from www.koyono.com. A couple of zipperd t-shirts, a backpack for the powerbook and a slim wallet arrived within 10 days from the US. The online current outstanding item is the www.podbrix.com Woz tshirt. The world truely has become overseeable...all from the convenience of the living room...
Mini is one of the sponsors of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week. The provided 8 mini's to transport the visitors between the parking and the Westergasfabriek. One of them was the mini convertible, driven open even around freezing..being a open driver myself....
Hardware and especially gadgetstyle hardware is often blingbling appealing. On the otherhand the software that comes with the machinery often drives the true power, namely the applications. Today the updated version of iLife arrived, the 06 version. Whilst it will take some time to explore new features and the new iWeb application, the vignetting in iPhoto is a definite nice effect. Expect more rounded edges :)
Thursday, January 26, 2006
My professional activities include attending nice dinners with interesting speakers and company. today it was no different at the annual dinner of the Dutch Telecom Society. In a pleasent surround speakers from KPN, McKinsey and BNN shared their viewpoints on the converging and altering telecom landscape. The one that had the best personal outlook was Ton aan de Stegge, who benefited from the speed that incumbent KPN can make....
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
James Veenhoff and the team of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week (www.aifw.nl) have created an entertaining and high quality event. A great representation of the Dutch Creative Industry. The opening event was well organised and full with interesting people and activity.
Getting ready means on the one hand slipping into something appropriate and on the otherhand ensuring that Roderick is in safe hands. With Sarah the latter is no issue, and our little boy was keen to introduce her into the wonderful world of Floris....
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Saturday, January 21, 2006
The introduction of tools has always done a lot for the egocaster. The fountain pen has liberated writing and gave many the opportunity to put their thoughts, observations, designs and sofort in Moleskines. The iPod and all the ecosystem that came/comes/will come with it, also has liberated the production of radio. Many new ventures will emerge in this growing space. As always will it be the important task to pick the right ones. The other element of course it that the 'incumbent' technologies will live on for quite while....
Friday, January 20, 2006
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
When he designed the logo for the Dutch Creative Industry Fund, Redgoat's Frank Schippers took the symbol for invention and innovation as basis of the design. Today was spent on creativity and innovation, therefore when changing a lightbulb....couldn't resist to take the picture.
Monday, January 16, 2006
Chairing conferences I quite like, especially if the conference is on topics within the TIME sector. Today I was chairing a conference on Signalling, an important element of telecommunications with the network boilerroom. Next to some very interesting presentations from leading organisations in the field as Telecom Italia, BT, HP and Cisco, there were discussions between the participants on the value and value chain of the industry. Also I probably saw the longest email address ever from FOKUS.
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Friday, January 13, 2006
In high paced environments it becomes very efficient to have some guidance, analysis and radarfunctions. PWC has done thorough research leading to a 5 year perspective of the Entertainment and Media industry, important elements of the creative industry. Wothwhile read indeed.
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
The long awaited podcast friend is back! Given that I had the only demo model of the Microtrack 2496 in Europe, meant I could only use it for a few weeks. Now Vladimir Kastelan has sent me the one to keep. So expect more podcasts to appear on www.blognomics.nl.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Is it time to change or not? That is the big question now Steve Jobs has introduced the new Apple Macbook Pro.The new laptops will be hitting the streets in February. I got my Powerbook only 2.5 months ago.... Frontrow and the remote control are appealing additions...
The software updates, especially iLife '06, appear to be very interesting with built-in podcasting and blogging support.....
A location the Dutch creative industy will appreciate more and more over time was chosen as the shareholdermeeting hotspot this time. From the 18th floor we had an magnificent overview over good old 020 and the new creative industry's developments like pakhuis de zwijger. The overview offered the foudantion for reflecting. Key element in shareholdermeetings is foreward reflection and the love for new stuff. Followed of course by a dinner in Fifteen the offspring of the UK restaurant.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Holidays are good to sort out things that need to be done, but don't get done normally. Such as sorting out digital television, but also creating '06's transport. A Vespa will be added later this quarter to create a mode of transportation for in and around town. Roderick is quite keen, also since he wants to have a helmet....