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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.

The good and the bad in China's "Open Source on hyperspeed"

Is the new Shanzai, and China digitization in general, really “Open Source on hyperspeed”? Not really. But there IS lots to learn from it.

China court that likes blockchain shows EU how to...

A Chinese court just issued a ruling that may have huge implications for blockchain in China, and give EU lawmakers some good ideas.

China, Russia and California confirm urgent, worldwide need for Personal Clouds

“Data used to be much simpler”. Too simple, probably. Starting this year, we have one more reason to deploy personal clouds as soon as possible: peak data governance.

What's the difference between a blockchain-powered city and...?

“Blockchain-powered smart cities are more attainable than people imagine”, says this article. Cool. But so is …

Angola ghost town shows the mess that "professional media" make of copyright

In the afternoon of July 4th, 2012, I found in my RSS reader the link to a photographic gallery on the website of “La Repubblica”, one of the biggest italian newspapers, titled Angola: la città fantasma “made in china” (Angola, the “Made in China” ghost town): five blurry pictures, without any attribution, and a caption explaining that: