Category: Electronics

I have a new friend: Drobo.

By Peter, August 25, 2009 23:39

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Drobo Super HeroDrobo is my new friend. He (or she?) lives on my desktop. Just next to my Apple iMac. And although I had a lot of peripherals in my network, this is something I have seen and never heard before, until a friend told me about the Drobo last week. Drobo is not only a very safe backup system, but it is also giving my old hard drives a new life.

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Watch out! Bloggers are watching you….

By Peter, July 20, 2009 14:23

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After having so many readers in the past week, due to links from Quote, Boekblad and VillaMedia (thank you Jan Dijkgraaf), I remembered a speech from Jacques de Leeuw, founder of Audax. It was approximately 11 years ago. It was a New Year speech or a speech at the Tilburg University, do not remember exactly. At that time he already spoke about the changing world in the publishing industry.

r189528_710916He said that everyone was more or less a publisher these days (1998). The word BLog was not invented yet, but more and more people were placing articles on the Internet. It is interesting to see that on one hand he was so right and maybe was far ahead of his time, but on the other hand no one expected it too take so long. At the end of the 20th century most of the people in publishing believed that newspapers did not have any right to exist. Within 10 years they would have been disappeared and moved to the Internet. And this is not the case as we know now. Continue reading 'Watch out! Bloggers are watching you….'»

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E-Newspaper, nothing new?

By Peter, July 14, 2009 22:37

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My last blog post did not mention the newspapers. How could I forget? Maybe these were the first to discover the speed of Internet. Almost all the newspaper publishers have their own web site, where they provide – for free – every reader with the latest news. Although we – as readers – are interested in the content, we do miss the look and feel of the newspaper itself.

So why are we willing to pay for a newspaper – in paper or in digital form – and not reading our latest news on the Internet? What is the reason, that newspapers are still there? Because the WiFi in the underground is still not perfect? Or the cost for Internet in the train is more expensive than the two newspapers you bought at the kiosk (not to mention the newspapers you receive for free every morning). These reasons are more or less only temporarily. And that’s why the newspaper publishers are more and more shifting towards electronic issues. Continue reading 'E-Newspaper, nothing new?'»

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E-Books, Electronic or Excluded?

By Peter, June 29, 2009 22:54

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Being a CFO of a publishing company and also a gadget man, combined with MY love for reading, you can imagine that I have to discover the world of e-books and e-magazines. Combining all the good things in life. Reading, playing with one of your PC’s and feeling that it helps you with your work. But why is the world of electronic magazines so different from their books counterpart? Continue reading 'E-Books, Electronic or Excluded?'»

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The secrets of a DSLR (Digitale Single Lens Reflex) Camera.

By Peter, June 3, 2009 23:17

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Many of you already found out by reading my Twitter posts, that I recently bought a “real” DSLR. (“real” according to some of my colleagues). Although I was quite satisfied with my Canon 400D, I could imagine that Lifeview would be a nice feature, as well the better and larger 3.0” LCD Monitor on the backside of the camera. A few more megapixels is not really a big deal, but the faster and also better digi processor could really provide better pictures. And of course I lied to myself, that the lens I used to use, was not good anymore. It was top of the bill (for me) three years ago. I am afraid I just fell for the marketing techniques of Canon.

OK, the digital photo world develop very fast and three years of further research and development were added to the digital world. A few days ago I tried to start a discussion about the desirability of a digital photo camera to have the ability making movies, hoping for more reasons not to buy the new 500D. Colleagues at the office convinced me to buy a “real” camera. Not the Canon 500D, but the new 50D. And so I did, and I must say: it is really a top camera! Not only the new possibilities, the speed and the look, but most of all the feeling after pressing the shutter. Everytime I wonder if there is a picture taken at that moment. But the display always shows the extraordinary result. Continue reading 'The secrets of a DSLR (Digitale Single Lens Reflex) Camera.'»

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My new electrical toothbrush

By Peter, June 1, 2009 16:05

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As I told you earlier, I am fond of gadgets. Although I qualified only the iPhone and the MacBook Air as real gadgets, I must admit that you can put the newest toothbrush of Oral Braun high on an “almost gadget” list. But what is the gadget feeling or gadget look of this normal day to day device? I will tell you. One of the features of a gadget is that it has at least some sort of display. And this one has two. One on the brush itself, providing the information about the current state of the batteries. But the other is much more sophisticated.
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Twitter – a transient hype or a supplement on Blogs?

By Peter, May 27, 2009 22:52

twitter_logoTwitter is hot. Twitter is growing with more than 1,000%. Twitter is everywhere. Twitter is becoming a part of life. Why are people willing to share everything they are doing? Is it a quest for ‘ancient’ times using modern technology?

I think that modern society is becoming more and more individual. That is not really big news, but is this individuality bringing everybody perfect happiness? Probably not. The human being is not created to be on its own. You cannot create successful organisations with individuals; teams are needed and coordinated cooperation. So how are these individuals coping with the lack of team spirit, the lack of having the possibility to show themselves, the lack of a warm welcome? They find other kindred on the Internet. They throw some words into the air, hoping that someone is picking them up. Someone in outer space. Someone who is willing to respond. Someone who wants to team up. They twitter.
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1 Billion Copies Sold!

By Peter, May 24, 2009 12:27

promo_newads_image20090125image200904061 Billion Copies sold! Every publisher would be out of his mind, when he could write this in his annual accounts. But Apple succeeded to do this in only 9 months time: 1 billion applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch through the iTunes on-line store. And what about all the other publishers selling their Windows Mobile Products? Of course, the price per copy is higher, but how many copies are ‘sold’ via the bittorrent sites, newsgroups and other ‘social networks’? Are these the secrets of Apple: low pricing and a way to prevent pirate copying, by installing the software through their own iTunes Store? Continue reading '1 Billion Copies Sold!'»

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Gadgets

By Peter, May 22, 2009 10:48

iphoneIs is true, that men never grow up and that the difference between men and boys are the size of there toys? Most of the people consider all those gadgets that can be bought today as toys to play with, but I do not agree on that! I think the modern manager needs those new devices not only to keep in contact with the ever-changing environment, but also to manage his own time and agenda. The modern manager is not only expected to work day and night, but also to have a more than high output level. How can he do this with just a pencil and a writing pad. How can he stay in contact with all his friends, colleagues and (more important) clients and suppliers? Continue reading 'Gadgets'»

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Canon EOS 500D

By Peter, May 19, 2009 22:44

canon500dCan anyone comment on the newest Canon SDLR, the Canon 500D. Why do the manufacturers want a perfect photocamera like this to shoot movies? It’s just like to teach a fabulous football player to do some basketball too. It should affect the quality of the camera as a whole I would say. But I hope anyone can post something on this. Use the comment. Thanks in advance.

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