I talked to Nicholas Negroponte, the founder and chairman of the One Laptop per Child, and I was able to snapshot the 100 Dollar-Laptop which is the first step to close the information gap.
A friend of mine is professor in Tazania in Afrika and asked me to send some business books for his students and the university library. Well – this might be no problem. We have some books in the office and I have friends with many books – relevant for them.
But after meeting Nicholas I thought about the question:
What is more important for students in Afrika – the web or the relevant business books? Should’nt we just send our old laptops to really give them access to global information?
Today I tested the cool functions of image looop.
Here is my first Slide Show of my Flickr Pictures:
It was great attending the DLD in Munich. The conference was extremely interesting and I met a lot of people from the blogging, web 2.0 and media industry again.
We are all excited about the iPhone created by Apple.
Apple Computer Inc. launched the iPhone and decided to drop the “computer” out of its name. I guess that as it entered the world of mobile phones computer was not the appropriate way of naming Apple. Nokia however … told me that we should not refer to the N Series phones as phones since they were NOT phones but ….computers. (via Martin)
I think the technology in the iPhone is great and exciting.
But now it is also clear that Apple has a really good Trend-Spotting network to find out the coolest idea.
Here is one example of the Multi-Touch Display presented in 2005.
And here you can see the latest developments by NOKIA….
During a TrendTour at the End of 2006 we visited the Olympic Media Center in Beijing, China. Beijing is preparing for the Olympic Games in 2008 and our local Team is reporting about the newest developments to keep our customers on the pulse.
This is the Video with Interviews and Backgrounds about the preparations for the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing.
Exciting Start 2007: ZÃ¼rich, Geneva & Lausanne — World Economic Forum and International Olympic CommitteeJanuary 12, 2007 on 1:04 pm | In CScout, Lifestyle, Party, People | No Comments | Save to delicious |
December 2006 was a really busy month. We finished the Second Life Project with Bild.T-Online, prepared a couple of customized trend studies and did some challenging strategy papers for Innovation & Trend-Management.
Furthermore I attended the “European Futurist Conference” in Luzern (Switzerland) and Loic’s “Le Web 3” in Paris (France). Both events where great and I met many friends and interesting people from around the world.
The Start of the new year 2007 was also very exciting. We just came back from a trip through switzerland. We had great meeting with potential clients in ZÃ¼rich, Geneva and Lausanne. Especially the meeting with the WEF in Geneva was interesting:
- We learned more about the project of the World Economic Forum in Second Life:
“For the first time, selected participants of the Annual Meeting will be interviewed in the 3D virtual world of Second Life. Second Life residents can submit their questions to Adam Reuters, Reutersâ€™ Second Life correspondent, who will conduct the interview in the Reuters auditorium in Second Life. Internet users can watch the interviews online at: http://secondlife.reuters.com.”
Code-named WELCOM, short for World Electronic Community, the system is designed to provide “a secure and private video communications linkage of global decision-makers” and contribute to “enhanced business-government cooperation and global crisis management,” said Hans-JÃ¶rg Schwab, the founder’s son and a member of the WEF executive board.
CScout is working on creative ideas for Marketing, Events and Communication in Beijing and also supporting many Olympic Partners in Germany and on an international level via our office in New York.
So I think this will be a great and exciting new year 2007.
Let’s get it started
Blog by Monty C. M. Metzger *monty.de.