The future battleground of internet access

For decades, cable companies have been in an extremely comfortable position. They were — and still are — generating piles of cash and their market positions were untouchable. But something...

Open-ended vs closed-ended online creation

My last couple of posts on online creation, I wrote about frictionless creation, product relevancy and immediate context. I think all these factors are important to make online creation successful....

3D Printers lack closed loop control

One of the main technical hurdle the current 3D printing technologies need to take is to go from open loop to closed loop control systems. Closed loop control will enable...

Throwing in the towel

Microsoft’s change to a Chromium-based browser is a major win for open source

Last week, the news came out that Microsoft is replacing their web browser Edge with a chromium-based version. This is excellent news for open source. Chromium is an open source...

Nokia Microsoft marriage is the end of Nokia’s handheld business

Nokia and Microsoft announced a partnership today. Together they will form a smartphone alliance. The high end profitable market of Nokia smart phones is moving to the Windows mobile platform....

Coin holdings are not a proxy for revenue

Crypto company valuation challenges

One of the things I’m trying to wrap my head around is how crypto startups can create value and liquidity for their investors. Most startups in the space launch...

Impact of 3D printing for consumers

Over the past months, I wrote several articles about the impact of 3D printing. In this last article of this series, I am writing about the impact of 3D printing...

3D printing or mass production — when does it make sense?

Traditionally to produce your product you had to go via the mass production route. With 3D printing — and digital manufacturing at large — you have a second affordable option...
Social capital and their networks

The status game

Social capital and their networks

I regard my blog as my public notebook and one of the things I have not done lately is posting about interesting [...]

Amazon’s platform for products

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about platforms — platforms on the internet. They form the basis of many prominent and successful internet service. When you can create a...