Archiv der Kategorie: posts in English

Trump, the F-Word and the Politics of Anger

In today’s issue of the Washington Post, Ishaan Tharoor and Ruby Mellen finally ask the right question about Donald Trump and what he has made and may yet make out of America. „Is it finally time to use the F-word … Weiterlesen

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The Terrible Truth About the “Best Healthcare System in the World”

Some of my American friends have asked me to translate a post I published here a few days ago about the aweful state of healthcare in America, so here it goes: I am often asked by Germans or Austrians why … Weiterlesen

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Europe Takes the Lead

The internet needs fixing, there’s no doubt about it, but whose job is it? Much can be left to the IT industry itself, which has shown itself quite competent in the past to self-regulate, standardize and hold itself to high … Weiterlesen

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Virtually Unrolling Ancient Scrolls

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., covering the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum in ash and lava, everything, including an invaluable library of scrolls, was lost to the inferno. Or at least they were lost until Brent Seales came … Weiterlesen

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What Americans don’t get about health insurance

For reasons that escape me, Americans don’t seem to understand how good health insurance works. Essentially, it is a solidarity system where everybody pays their premiums into a big pot so that if they (or anyone else) gets sick, their … Weiterlesen

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Donald Trump, Typoglycemiast: Elected to lead, not to proofread!

Just about everything about Donald Trump – his hairdo, his sixth-grade vocabulary, his inability to focus on complex issues, his tendency to grope first and think later – have been fodder for journalistic witticisms in the past, but leave it … Weiterlesen

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire? I Did!

  Perhaps I have been leading a sheltered life lately, but it is years since I ran across one of those infamous “Nigerian Scams”. Someone overseas offers you a share in a large sum of money or a payment on … Weiterlesen

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Esszett or not to esszett – that is the question!

„How do you know when,in German, a word with an ‚ß‘ needs to have an ‚ß‘ or ’ss‘?“ I recently stumbled across this interesting question on Quora, so I sat down, did some research and compiled this answer: You have … Weiterlesen

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Robber Barons

What is the biggest obstacle in the way of transnational IoT? Borders, of course – or, more precisely, national borders. This might seem counterintuitive at first. After all, data flows around the world all the time without ever stopping for … Weiterlesen

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Robots join the conversation

Robots have hands and feet, arms and legs, a torso of some sort or another and a kind of head sitting on top, maybe with bulging, fly-like facetted eyes or camera lenses that stare back at ist human interlocutor. If … Weiterlesen

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