I read a quote to the effect that the technology invented 10 years ago, will change society profoundly in the next 10 years.
I wonder about the progress that could be achieved if a developing country would provide free and open access to the Internet and computers for its entire population over a long period of time.
Meanwhile Germany is discussing the PhD thesis paper of the Minister of Defence and the missing references. In my humble opinion, the university professors are to blame as well. Why accept a thesis paper or dissertation if it doesn’t cite sources correctly? I am missing this aspect in all of the discussions. If this is your area of research, you’ll be familiar with the various sources and recognize copycats. Right?
Downtime at Lift11:
The wifi went down on Thursday as Lifters connected to the Internet all at the same time, with numerous devices. 2 to 3 IP addresses per person. I left the charger for my cell phone at home. My Blackberry to keep in touch with my work emails would not recharge despite having the correct charger with me. And I managed to forget my PIN number for my data sim card. And I forgot to take my digi cam.
Things I had forgotten about Geneva:
Shops close early – only open on Thursdays until 8pm.
Customer service is (still) an unknown concept in some places. At the counter of a cafe, the sales person insisted on selling the coffee pour emporter cos the coffee place was closing soon. It was 20:10 and the place was closing at 21:00.