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That digital divide in Fiumicino airport

(this is a translation of my Italian post of 2012 on the same issue. I’ve done it because the problem, and the need to solve it as imagined below, are still there)

The airport of Fiumicino offers a good example of the real, and really serious digital divide that afflicts many Italians. That divide is not the lack of broadband connectivity, smartphone or computers: it is the lack of knowledge and capability of using those tools for doing something that is actually, really useful for themselves. In the Fiumicino’s case, this can be seen by connecting three facts.

Core values? Even software, file formats and servers transmit them

On November 4th, 2016, I was invited to attend the Conference by the Pontifical Lateran University on “Core Values - The Transmission of Values in Digital Age”.:

Yahoo, or why geeks need to give ALL their friends a PERSONAL email server now

By now, you probably already know that Yahoo scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence”, and if you haven’t you can read all the details in the previous link, or in many other places. Here, I only want to

Internet of things, who's right? UK or Denmark?

It’s always fun, and useful, when two or more news, that somehow go against each other, are published in the same day. Last Friday we had:

Good Parenting, or High-Tech Cruises?

Some months ago, TechCrunch reported that, on High-Tech cruise ships like the  Quantum Of The Sea, “Wi-Fi is fast and it’s everywhere” for one specific reason that I really don’t like .

Forget fablabs and makerspaces! Who ELSE is promoting Digital DIY in Europe?

Forget fablabs and makerspaces! Who ELSE is promoting Digital DIY in Europe? /img/didiy-logo.png
Forget fablabs and makerspaces! Who ELSE is promoting Digital DIY in Europe? /img/didiy-logo.png

As some of you may already know, these days I also work in the H2020 research project “Digital DIY”, a world of which 3D printing is only the most fashionable part, but not the biggest, nor the most important. Among other things, right now we’d need to know something that is pretty hard to discover without _local (meaning: yours!) _assistance, because it is “hidden” behind many different languages and layers of burocratic structures and inertia: