Neverlost : better than Playstation 3

It was just not my day. After a nice long wait at Hertz (forgot to prebook), I became the proud driver of an ecofriendly Toyota Yaris (don’t ask!). Experience! Yessir! Explore! Three words about the car. It’s ecofriendly. Full stop. It does not accelerate, it has no breaks, and a suspension that is about as …

Cool! Rat controlled cars!

I am a big fan of Ray Kurzweil. The tech thinker fascinates me now for years with his projections on a society where humans and machines become more and more interdependent, interconnected… and eventually soft merge. Computers and AI units that play chess, write poetry… they are here, and they are here now. Augmented reality …

Date your Second Life girlfriend…

I know. You thought Second Life was dead. Let’s be honest: Who would be interested in avatars anyway? No money to make there… Well, think again. A virtual-life-savvy hotel resort on a sunny beach in Japan is making a fortune. In real money :-). The concept is simple: the resort lets you spend a flower-scented …

To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die…

I showed some good friends around in Normandy. You cannot get past the Cider, the Camembert, the Calvados and the gorgeous countryside. But all over the fields and forests, all over the dunes and beaches are the marks of the Second World War. There is simply no way of getting the hang of Normandy, if …

SoMeSuTu…

Meeting a great delegation of Porter Novelli West Cost while in San Diego was nice. Great to see some real people on the old avatars. And I must admit, the Surf and Turf that I attacked during the Social Media chat was…. Mjummie. And huge! This is just a lobster…tail :-).

The smallest news- van

Now look, I’ve been known to find creative solutions transforming cars into marketing and communication vehicles. And then, I found this insane Mini Cooper in the streets of Austin while I was walking to a Porter Novelli event. A complete TV-editing and broadcasting facility fit in to a small car; respect!

#SXSW …. And this year with me ;-)

Arrived in Austin, Texas, after a stormy, bumby and hellish journey of just under 20 hours. Bit broken, bit beat, bit grumpy, way tired but nothing a Texan stake and some Mexican Tequila-enhanced beer can’t cure. Arriving on Austins friendly airport always makes me smile: deep-rolling Texan accents and real-blue jeans. A cabdriver with a …

Peace

I’ve been to most big cities. Name them: New York, Vegas, London, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Calcutta, Shangai, Beijing, Paris, Moscow, Marrakesh, Singapore, Dubai, Tokyo,… I’ve been in the world’s most plushy hotels, and spent on multiple occasions more on breakfast than on my very first car. I’ve flown over the Hecla in a helicopter, saw …

Trying to think down: The others…

Somewhere along our evolution path, something went terribly wrong. I’m sure you know what I mean… I am talking about “the others”. Those people who still have to look for their ticket when they try to check in. The ones with the oversized bags. Without the required visa. No, they cannot remember the name of …

For crying out loud…

I simply hate public transport. It’s personal. It’s deep. It hurts. Ok, I admit, I’m a petrol head and I would rather drive somewhere than trust myself to the whims of some unknown employee from a grey and mystical ministry of transport. If I can, I’ll take the wheel. Thank you very much. There are …