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Some important, appropriate digital developments across Africa

This is “just” a short list of some digital communities and projects for sustainability and social development in Africa that I think everybody should know. I aim to follow this field much more regularly from now on.

Why do you still propose to regulate, break or clone Facebook, Google & C.?

In the last months, I have seen several experts suggest three kinds of solutions to the problems created by today’s social networks. Here I suggest, again, that those solutions are wrong, and then make a request.

Trade wars will boost digital manufacturing. But not at home

Last summer, professor J. Pearce argued that “Trade wars will boost digital manufacturing - at consumers’ own homes with personal 3D printers”. I hope that that 3D printing-enhanced boost happens, but I also believe, and hope, that it will not happen where prof. Pearce says.

Inconvenient Truth, 2018 version

Combine headlines about the economy with those about climate change, and something uncomfortable emerges.

Those little links between Climate Change, income and digital buzzwords

A report issued yesterday about climate change “paints a far more dire picture of its immediate consequences than previously thought”. It also contains, between the lines, some links and implications that I have not seen in mainstream media yet.

The embarrassing absurdity of Article 11, explained

Article 11 of the recently approved EU Copyright Directive is going to be fun. Eventually.