Back in 2003 I co-wrote a scientific paper about Video-on-Demand. At the time it was a hot topic in computer science and I would never have expected that it would take almost ten years for the technology to become mainstream. But now it is here, and it is drastically changing the industry. Once you’ve tasted […]Read more "Goodbye, Cable TV. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish."
My girlfriend asked me the following question the other day: If you had to start all over again and choose a field of studies, would you do the exact same thing? To be honest I can’t really answer this question. I like what I do and I think regret is just a terrible emotion that […]Read more "Choosing a career path is no easy task!"
I had this idea today while overhearing a colleague cursing (again) against Microsoft… I never really was a huge Microsoft fan. But I never hated them or their products either. For me, whether I copy a file in Windows, iOS, or Debian, does not make that much of a difference. In fact, I always felt […]Read more "Suggestion for Microsoft: Xbox Phone!"
The startup mania is upon us, and whether this is a lasting phenomenon or another bubble remains to be seen. Don’t get me wrong: I love technology and startups! Technology, with an increase in computing power and a reduction in cost, has democratized and rendered accessible a lot of industries. Nowadays, it is possible to […]Read more "Why I like to invest in businesses with high barriers to entry"