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Progress on DocWrite

The design goal was to create an interface for an existing speech recognition engine that will allow an easy interface with a web service that is running now as DocWrite. This accepts speech from an iPhone and allows a professional on the go to manage the dictation in a secure way. At the same time [...]

Can the co-operative help business?

In previous articles I have indicated that I’m not on forehand for system A or system B, but in stead that I need to see that a system will work now and in the future, realizing that there is no system that meets those requirements forever. What I’m convinced about though, is that a system [...]

Think Global Act Local

More aspects today are inter-related then maybe expected
Over and over again I read in the media “surprising” statements like “the statistical risk analysis for the financial products doesn’t hold”, “PV manufacturers dump toxic production waste !”, “outsourcing production affects the design business !”. So has anything changed lately?
Uh, Yes and No. No the the underlying issues were [...]

Moving to Electric Cars

Why aren’t there more Electric Cars for Sale?
Many articles show over and over new designs, new intentions, great ideas, however it is still close to impossible to buy an electric car besides a few old approach hybrids. I’m not the person to dig into conspiracy theories, I’m more interested in following the money and understand the [...]

Rethinking Production Systems

The Impossible makes you Think
In the early eighties I got confronted with a desire to build a CPU based gift that had to run for a year on 4 AA batteries. A quick calculation revealed that my desire was off by 100,000% with the reality of the available standard components. The CPU needed 1000 times [...]

Creating Change

Who loves change?
While preparing myself 20 years ago for working in another country and culture, I decided to inform myself about change/innovation from different angles. Without any doubt this list isn’t complete as it only focuses at the often overlooked aspects, it gives more different point of views than I have read in recently published [...]

No Silver Bullets

Silver Bullets sell!
We all know that that is the case. If you present a simple approach that addresses all the issues presented and you can show that by executing this simple proposal the benefits will grow and that there is financial benefit very fast after your start, you have a hit. Throughout my career I [...]


The real and virtual economy
To compare activities in an economy they are translated to a monetary value, which can later on be converted to other activities and when not needed they can be stored. That is more or less how I see money. So you work, deliver something get that converted to money that you [...]