Flattr’s biggest problem

Flattr’s biggest problem

And how I work around it A few months ago, I tried to convince you to spend 2€ per month to reward the content you like. Lot of people are enthusiastic with Flattr. But there’s a recurring complain that there’s not enough content accepting Flattr. This is a real concern. Flattr was build around a […]

Become a Patron of Arts and Letters

Become a Patron of Arts and Letters

With Internet, artists are facing the challenge that people don’t need to buy material supports to enjoy their work. I believe that it is a very good thing as it allows to sell any piece of work for a Free Price while enjoying the freedom of the web. Thus, the next technical challenge is to make […]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Web

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Web

Ce billet est disponible en français. When I started producing content for the web, as hobbyist film maker, I was very enthusiastic about Creative Commons licenses. But not for my videos. Someone could use them in a bad way. I didn’t want that. The « bad way » was not clearly defined, something about nazis or paedophiles, but […]

The Fight for E-Clothing

The Fight for E-Clothing

I meet Karl Isrich in a small restaurant. You maybe heard about the company he founded, MyVirtualTaylor, a pioneer of e-clothing. You would probably imagine Karl as one of those twenty-something golden boy. Instead, I face an average anxious guy, approximately forty years old with greyish hairs. He asked me to go to this cheap […]

The Cost of Being Convinced

The Cost of Being Convinced

Also available in French. When debating, we usually consider that opinions are merely resulting of being exposed to logical arguments. And understanding them. If arguments are logical and understood, people will change their mind. Anybody having been connected long enough on the internet knows that it never happens. Everybody stays on his own position. But […]

The Disruptive Free Price

The Disruptive Free Price

During most of my life, I thought that there was only two ways to give money to someone. Firstly, in exchange of something you want/need but not available without paying. It is called « buying ». The other occasion is giving money for nothing, because you want to help someone in a bad situation and want to […]

Feel free to tip free content

Feel free to tip free content

We have entered in an incredible world of free content. If it can be copied, you can find it for free on the Internet. It is as simple as that and it is awesome. We never dared to dream about such a world where every content, every knowledge was free, shareable with everybody. But it’s […]

Ripple, making Bitcoin easier (or obsolete)

Ripple, making Bitcoin easier (or obsolete)

Who needs borders and local regulations when you have internet? The answer to this question is why I like Bitcoin so much. It is a trully decentralized currency. But Bitcoin has some major issues, something which was covered by Rick Falkvinge on his blog. The first problem that hits any Bitcoin user is usability. Using […]

Why you are probably not at inbox 0 (but should be)

Why you are probably not at inbox 0 (but should be)

When I explain the tips I use to stay at inbox 0, a common reaction is to pretend to do the same with unread emails, read emails being « archived ». Given how the human brain works, this is unfortunately not true. Firstly, we don’t deal with individual items as we are with groups. Meet 3 persons? […]

The Publisher’s Dilemma

The Publisher’s Dilemma

Ce texte en français I’m a book publisher. Maybe I should say « I was ». Or « I’m still ». I’m not even sure what my job is. Nor do I know if I still have a job. I’m currently struggling with the « Publisher’s dilemma ». Should I be happy? Am I lucky or desperate? I have no idea… […]