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The Internet of Things? Yes, but ONLY if it is OPEN and ORGANIC

The Internet of Things as advertised today has huge security issues. But they are likely the smallest of its problems.

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.

Hey Silicon Valley: why don't you disrupt TOILETS?

Many millions of people still have no sensible toilets. Millions of others play with 21st century smartphones, while sitting on 19th century toilets. Progress this is not.

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.

Do we really need 5G mobile networks? Ask GDPR and seahorses

Telecom companies say that the world needs mountains of new, way faster, Fifth Generation (=5G) mobile networks to cope with the unavoidable arrival of the Internet of Things. GDPR and seahorses may disagree.

The Internet of Things Is Coming. Inside Us. But not like you think.

John Vidal says that the plastics crisis is more urgent than you know, because plastic is “in our food, our clothes - and in us”. But it may be even worst than he says