This morning the traffic lights jumped from yellow to red just as I was approaching a pedestrian crossing. I stopped. A man and a small boy were standing on the sidewalk, waiting. The man turns to me and comments angrily or sarcastically:
Zu müde zum velofahren? (= too tired to cycle?)
I responded that I have a red light.
Somewhat weird comment. And he sounded angry.
Perhaps I didn’t fit in with his view of “rowdy” cyclists that ignore traffic lights.
The incredibly influential a. of Handmade 2.0 invited me to a new web app called Pinterest. We have been blogging since January 2003. And it has been an incredible journey…. Thank you a. for the billions of emails, links and ideas. I am truly amazed at the amount of data we have collected.
I am still trying to figure out how to use Facebook as can be seen occasionally in my tweets. I worry that a platform like Facebook could replace the web. That would be the end of HTML pages, simplicity, transparency and diversity.
That’s why it’s important to support and use other platforms and tools. Try out WordPress and Drupal. Learn HTML. Write your own articles. Voice your opinion. Become involved. Think before you click re-tweet, like or comment.
It is my belief that after the fragmentation of the media scene and citizen journalism and the removal of the gatekeepers, we will see consolidation and the rise of new media giants with new gatekeepers.
Kraftwerk Birsfelden / Power Station (1955) by Hans Hoffmann in Birsfelden near Basel
St. Alban-Tal Housing (1984 to 88) by Diener & Diener at St. Alban-Rheinweg 94 in Basel
Schaulager (2003) by Herzog and de Meuron in Münchenstein near Basel
Breite Zentrum (2004), Zürcherstr. 149, 4052 Basel The Breite Hotel was designed by Larghi and Stula. More details on the design can be found on the hotel’s website. The hotel manager was very friendly and would have shown me a room. Unfortunately all rooms were taken due to the watch and jewellery trade fair.
Residential Housing in a former factory (2005) by Buol and Zünd at Oetlingerstrasse 69 in Basel This building proved difficult to find as the former factory is located behind an apartment building in Klein-Basel withia an inner courtyard. But it is an instant fave. I would love to live in a building like this. Well worth the search time…
Apartment House in Riehen (2009) by Pedrocchi Meier Architekten at Hinterwenkenweg 3 in Riehen near Basel I am not such a fan of all the corners but it does look very spacious and the location is great:
School cafeteria by HHF
Gymnasium Kirschgarten Hermann Kinkelin-Strasse 10 4051 Basel
Using the term digital native to describe all netizens born after 1980 is way too general. I found this interesting article discussing various findings:
Only a minority of students actively created their own content or used emerging technologies such as blogs, social networking and podcasts. And a significant proportion of them had lower levels of technical competency than would be expected of ”˜digital natives’