Friday, March 31, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The concept that all content becomes digital, the internet solves the distribution problem and those companies that can do something smart with this combination will be incredibly successful is appealing to many. At today's Immovator session the topic was IPTV. more then half a dozen Dutch companies shared their boxes and software with a couple of hundred people in Hilversum. Replying to the question: "When will half of the Dutch population use these boxes and software to enjoy all this content on their couch?" the answers varied from 2 to 8 years. Some way to go.....
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Friday, March 24, 2006
I did a duo yesterday by both presenting the case for the digital creative and being a jury member on behalf of the Ducth Creative Industry fund at the Kapitaaldag in the Casino in Breda. Jerry Heystee did an excellent job moderating an interesting programme followed by pitches of local entrepreneurs. Tom Pfaffen, Ariend den Haan and I selected The Flexmill project from Breda as the overall winner. Tom will share this pitch at BNR.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
The French mountains bring a totally different perspective. Close to the Mont Blanc innovation, multimedia, new media etc. sometimes appear to be happening on a much lower pace. The rationale behind that proved to be one of the group running enormous downloads....
Friday, March 17, 2006
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
The ICT~office gala was very nice. A good combination of interesting people, music, food, snacks and drinks. The key message in the openingsaddress was that 2006 will be another year of growth, just as 2005 was. Again with a structural shortage of people to get the job done unfortunately....
Monday, March 13, 2006
Saturday, March 11, 2006
My Leicas were firing on all cylinders today as I was asked to cover the Dutchbloggies. Over 400 pictures taken and nearly half of them have been posted on flickr, with a first for me using the flickruploadr. What a great tool!
The event was fascinating and all congratulations to Frank Meeuwsen and the rest of the crew and a special mention to Gabe of Xolo.tv for the great vlogs.
Friday, March 10, 2006
Switching to Intel from the bottom up. I am nearly fully moved from windows to mac. The last more or less active windows machine was my Sony Z1 in heavy use by Caroline and Roderick. That one will be in less use now too, as I ordered a Intel Core Duo iMac for Roderick and Caroline to use (I might occaisionally sit behind it myself......at least until my Macbook Pro arrives). As I wanted more mobility, I ordered an iGo movable desk to go with the iMac. Awkwardly it had to come from further and still arrived before the iMac, which is due on Monday. So for now the bottoms only switch to Intel.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Where the Dutch Creative Industry Fund is created to support entrepreneurs, the Digital Pioneers are created to support non-commercial digital projects. With a group of experts we went through interesting projects and made selections and added some suggestions to further improve.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Most of today was based around activities for the Dutch Creative Industry Fund. At the Nextstage meeting a number of interesting companies presented their ideas, companies and products. Some did so using pwrpoints, some read their story from a couple of paper notes. But according to the presenter with the paper notes, all ready the proposition for several million euros was already oversubscribed....
With the final bad wheather, computer based creativity is a nice alternative. Larger and larger media markets are around, now even with specialised Apple instore shops with staff in Apple outfits. I had a quick look at the new Intel Core Duo iMac I ordered. Indeed a great family machine.... According to the latest info, it should be arriving later this week.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Friday, March 03, 2006
Ties are becoming back in to fashion again. I quite like wearing them actually. And even in ties innovation has struck..... Thomas Pink introduced the commuter tie, attaching a snazzy pocket at the back for inserting ones iPod Nano..... What a spot to listen to venturevoice or blognomics podcasts....