Tag Archives: internet

AllExperts is dead

Quite a number of readers have come to this blog through AllExperts, where I have been answering questions on German law for a decade. With more than a thousand thoroughly answered questions, my profile there was a great source of … Continue reading

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How Social Media made the World better

Two cities walk into a bar. Says Srebrenica: “I was so unlucky that my massacre already took place in 1995. A few years later, and the internet would have saved us. My people could have alerted the world about the … Continue reading

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Where does the Internet come from?

You have all seen these cables on wooden poles, dangling across fields, leading from village to village, from country to country and even connecting the continents underwater. This is how the internet comes into your home. Have you never asked … Continue reading

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Free Internet

But only for lawyers: (Spotted in Trani, Apulia, Italy.)

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The whole Internet in one GIF

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Eastern Europe, where Low-Tech meets High-Tech

One of the many things I like about Eastern Europe is the contrast between low-tech and hi-tech, often in one and the same place. For example, you might find yourself at a dilapidated bus station with crumbling concrete, you step on a 40- … Continue reading

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Why I don’t reply to your messages

My non-responsiveness to messages, e-mails and other forms of communication seems to have reached a new level. Or has anyone else received this warning from Facebook, saying that people “may be wondering why” I “haven’t responded to messages in a … Continue reading

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