The World Wide Web was invented as a hypertext document repository by Tim Berners-Lee who was working at the CERN research institute in Geneva. The OS Tim was using was NeXT (a predecessor to the MacOS X of today). There is a emulation of the first web browser in a NeXT UI (following links apparently…… Continue reading First Web Browser
Here is a teaser for a seminar next semester: Read a more detailed (german) description here. Also: Overview about my teaching activities with links to other seminar weblogs.
I am personally interested in how the lack of information or proper presentation of that information led to the current financial crisis. Obviously the information was available — but not well understood, not correctly aggregated or falsely interpreted by politicians that were responsible for phony policies and flawed legislations. And even now — as the information is…… Continue reading Information Design and the Monetary System
Finally Hobnox has launched a »warm-up site«: The Hobnox Evolution. Creatives can suggest productions there and win several budgets totaling €75,000. I will return to regular non-Hobnox posts soon, promised!
I have decided to publish my RSS feeds through Feedburner.
If you are from Germany and you’re considering creating a podcast one day then maybe you should look out for Monday, 29th of August: there will be a podcast day about the german re-election in september. I just learned that some people have founded a Association of German Podcasters…
Today the city of Düsseldorf started the first public hotspots for wireless LAN access. THe hotspots are installed in public schools on top of the school network provided by Deutsche Telekom. Students, teachers and members of the city council have free access. Other users will have to pay a small fee.