Archive for August, 2005

EU Population Innovation Readiness

Friday, August 26th, 2005

A very interesting EU report on EU citizen’s thoughts on innovation. In a nut shell: in general EU citizens say innovation is important for the economy, they like innovative products and services. However, they are a little more reluctant trying these new products for real and paying (a little bit more) for them.

Modernity & Techno

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

An innovative way to take a historical approach to Modernity and Techno The documentairy…

Anti RSI

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Very handy for those working in the informartion economy is a free, web-based ergonomic exercise program especially designed for computer users. combines a simple reminder program with over one hundred short animations of simple, ergonomically correct stretches and strengthening exercises. Combining gentle warm-ups, stretches, strengthening ergocises and self-massage,’s reminder program can help [...]


Friday, August 12th, 2005

One step closer to the individual diet… but do we really want this to happen? Drop your answer in the comments.

New book publication

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

The book contains a chapter we worked on: “Building Blocks and Recommendations for a Standardised Measuring Tool ” “Practicing E-Government: A Global Perspective presents a variety of chapters covering many of the important topics in e-government, and is intended to elicit comments, raise concerns and open dialogue as e-government programs for mainstream society are continually [...]

The OECD Report is out

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Update 14 August, 2005 Phil McKinney is featuring this item on his discussion site. We had an email conversation on his podcast of July 24th on “Innovation Success Rate”. Visit Phil’s site! 10 August, 2005 The OECD Synthesis Report of MONIT (Monitoring and Implementing National Innovation Policies) entitled ‘Governance of Innovation Systems’ was published, for [...]

Scientists petition for increased EC funding

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005


Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

This evening we had a ´general meeting for Biopop´ in Utrecht (nice location). Biopop is a biotechnology road show directed at everyone who would like to know what biotech is, what you could do with it, what the benefits and risks are. However, this is not done in the classical way of ´informing the general [...]

Reactie op Kennisbetoog in de Volkskrant

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

In het Kennisbetoog van afgelopen zaterdag zet Martijn van Calmthout de gevolgen voor waarden en normen uiteen voor en binnen de wetenschap als gevolg van het “wetenschappelijk experiment” dat atoombom heet. Net zo min als een tweede of derde generatie naoorlogse Duitser hoeft Van Calmthout zich niet te verontschuldigen voor al dan niet immoreel begane [...]

Back in business

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

Holiday is over and new challenges lie ahead. I’ll try not to overwhelm you with new posts Relaxing, mountain biking, canyoning and sightseeing and finally the time to read Geert Maks’ ‘In Europa’. This book should be compulsory on all EU high schools… Although I’ve always been good in map reading, the new cheapo navigation [...]