Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
A great remembrance night with Marc Geerards' movie Paradiso Stills. Back to the early 80's with punks and more. Most of them pushing 50 now, but energetic as ever tonight...Diana Ozon, one of the icons of those days opened the film and the following party
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
UPC is promoting its high speed internet offering ('Fiber Power') in Amsterdam. I must admit I am a happy man since I have this over 100 MB download speed again for the first time since 2001 when I lived in Stockholm. UPC even offers a speedtest meter at their website to show it off....
As a digital media mass consumer, the combination they offer of HD content, DVR , high speed internet access and cheap telephony is ideal. I am wondering to see what the competition from KPN and the other service providers will bring....But important for this ultimate digital utility is that is has all the quality aspects of a good utility... as my Tele2 downtime for two weeks experience learned me....
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Today I was one of the people presenting a keynote at the conference "onder de knop" (under the button) a long running event for the Dutch media sector. Next to some interesting new media and technology by some Dutch Digital Pioneers, the overall theme was weathering the current recession and how to do so. I shared our pioneering approach to that and highlighted the areas where we believe a difference will be made.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tonight we met with the former IPAN board to have a 'thank you dinner' with these Dutch digital pioneers who have helped to move the interactive creative industry further. Next to some great food and drinks, we had many nice anecdotes about the good old times of the post web1.0 bubble...On December 2 we will have a very interesting event with IPAN specially focused on financing in difficult times with an exquiste group of private equity players...