When the record industry was in the middle of the process of blowing itself up, strange things happened. but first things first. We can say, without doubt, that the record industry contributed to its own destruction. CEOs made all the wrong choices. They believed they were protecting themselves against something menacing, when all they were…

If there is one certainty in life, it must be the finiteness of time. ‘From the craddle to the grave’, they say. They also say that you have to face the inevitable so you can enjoy the possible. We are directed by this fact – no, more than that, we are driven by it. Looks…

Language creates reality, and media do the rest. In the 1990s, the word hacker was strongly associated with crime. Why of course, it still is a crime to hack the CIA’s website. But the verb has been mostly stripped of its sense of illegality. In fact, it is hip to be a hacker. It is…

Advertising has been around almost since the invention of the printed word. Actually, it goes even back. Even though Capitalism was full-blast triggered by the Industrial Revolution (from the 1760s on), it is possible to trace ancient civilizations where Capitalism was in its infancy. Wall painting, papyrus and straight up shouting were the available channels…

Or at least that is what it felt like. All my life I wanted to learn how to play piano. I used to dream, and still do, of being able to hit the keys masterfully. Bud Powell is my hero, I would give anything to play his songs without doing him much of an injustice….