Version en français. Read the first part of the interview. I’m still facing Max, the famous blogger who is trying to gently lead the conversation towards politics. Innocently, I ask him: Why the European elections? Because that year was a clear breakthrough for the Pirate Party. For years, the Pirate Party had been facing a […]
The Blogger from Tomorrow (Part I)
Ce texte en français. The sun of this late afternoon shines on the waterfront of this charming Mediterranean resort. I get to the bar where we agreed to meet, recognising him immediately. He’s sitting on the terrace sipping a cocktail. If I’ve seen pictures of him, I was mainly helped by his typical blogger’s uniform: a […]
The Fight for E-Clothing
I meet Karl Isrich in a small restaurant. You maybe heard about the company he founded, MyVirtualTaylor, a pioneer of e-clothing. You would probably imagine Karl as one of those twenty-something golden boy. Instead, I face an average anxious guy, approximately forty years old with greyish hairs. He asked me to go to this cheap […]
The Publisher’s Dilemma
Ce texte en français I’m a book publisher. Maybe I should say « I was ». Or « I’m still ». I’m not even sure what my job is. Nor do I know if I still have a job. I’m currently struggling with the « Publisher’s dilemma ». Should I be happy? Am I lucky or desperate? I have no idea… […]
Meet John Doe, founder of Blackma.il
Disponible en français In fall 2014, BlackMa.il made the buzz. The startup is nonetheless very discreet. A simple CrowIT logo on a letterbox, a hallway, a lift and I am in the lair. Here, zero multicolored balls lying on the ground, zero ostensious accessories: a handful of grey desks and a dozen employees starring at their screens without paying attention […]
The Ghost Web
September 13, 2013 Firefox 22 is released, just in time to become the default browser in Ubuntu 13.10. The release contains many performance improvements and one big, major feature : a built-in version of adblock enabled by default. In July, Ars Technica revealed that there was a major disagreement between Mozilla and Google. The search giant […]
In the year 292,277,026,596
Third of December 292,277,026,596, somewhere in the universe. — Blorbz, brace yourself. Tomorrow is the end of the world. We knew it for ages. It’s now our last day. — My Blorbz, I can’t accept it. Why? Everything is looking fine. There’s no supernova predicted, no strange black hole activity, nothing. — I know, young […]
A Google’s world
Ce texte est également disponible en français. What would you do if you had access to a virtually unlimited wealth and to all the greatest technology? The opportunity to hire the greatest geniuses of your time? For most of the large companies at the end of the industrial era, the answer was « make more money, […]
Happy Newtonmas 2142 !
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You have to be patient kids. You are not allowed to open your presents before midnight. If you do, Albert Einstein will not be happy. What ? You don’t believe anymore in Albert Einstein ? You don’t believe it would be possible for someone to know everything and to deliver gifts everywhere in one night by going faster than light ? Of course, you have grown up. Just like mankind.
But do you know at least why you don’t have to go to school this week ?