Digital storms over Lake Geneva

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Reading the today’s IHT articles on data mining, NSA data grabbing and cyber threats reminds me of those lucky days when ‘data’ was plural for datum which in my country, the Netherlands, simply means ‘date’. Continue reading Digital storms over Lake Geneva

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View from the jetty

boatsAre you cold?’, I asked the old man in the wheelchair. ‘Not as cold as I could be’, he chuckled. I picked up the grey blanket at his feet and put it back on his lap. He stared ahead so I ignored him and waited for the next lake ferry. Continue reading View from the jetty