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The envelope pushes back

We all are aware of the (theoretical) graphs of the lifecycle of a technology, the S curves. From new to mature to end-of-life.  Very neat these graphs, but the map is not the territory: in reality it is not easy … Continue reading

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Analyse voor Ziggo webcare

Dag beste webcare, een technisch lastig probleem met de internettoegang bij mijn bejaarde schoonouders, wat een behoorlijke analyse gevraagd heeft om uit te zoeken wat in ieder geval NIET de oorzaak is laat zich niet in een simpele tweet comprimeren. … Continue reading

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Webcare?

Mijn schoonouders zijn ruim boven de tachtig jaar. Met een (Windows) computer zelf bankieren en de belastingaangifte doen is al heel wat voor ze. De eerste Ipad is een jaar geleden binnengekomen, en was na enig proberen een succes. Van … Continue reading

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The costs of (over-)provisioning capacity in shared links

Even within the limits of the 140 characters of Twitter people succeed in having intelligent conversations and discussions. Like Dean Bubley (@disruptivedean) and Martin Geddes (@martingeddes) recently. Part of the discussion focused on the costs of provisioning more capacity in … Continue reading

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Spaarzin

Een recente publicatie van de Nederlandse Bank over de ontwikkeling van de bezittingen van huishoudens in Nederland geeft een beeld hoe hard er gespaard wordt, vooral zichtbaar bij de pensioenfondsen. Maar ook het vermogen dat in deposito’s en effecten zit … Continue reading

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Wirtschaftswunder

“May you live in interesting times” is an ancient Chinese curse : most events that you can read about in history books have meant hard times for the individuals involved. We live in interesting times now, paying the price for … Continue reading

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No techies please

(Guest post by @Tinegoedhart) During your graduation year at a Dutch Havo or VWO your endeavor is monitored by your tutors and a governmental board. Tests during the year at any given school can’t differ too much from the country … Continue reading

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Network Neutrality law in the Netherlands

The Network Neutrality law in the Netherlands obviously is in Dutch. Too bad, as I believe it is a quite reasonable and intelligently designed piece of legislation. Let me summarize the highlights of the law text, and its interpretation as … Continue reading

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Stefano for President

Always good to see guys who really know what they are talking about getting into positions where they can make a difference. Stefano Quintarelli is one of them, aiming for the position of president of the Italian regulator. As Benoit … Continue reading

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Slow fiber

The yearly Magnum Opus of Benoit Felten and Costas Troulos is out again, and for free available at http://www.diffractionanalysis.com/ A comprehensive overview of FTTP deployments around the world, yearly updated, shows us the trends. And the direction is not good … Continue reading

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