How do you imagine the internet? As a giant web of conduits? A library with endless rows of shelves? In order to understand the importance of the most recent Internet controversy, one should think of a good old chocolate pie. It represents advertising revenue and licensing fees, … [Read more...] about Intellectual property rights: Google vs. publishers
Back in the good old days, booking a holiday was so simple. There was the trip to the travel agency, the brochures to flick through, the enlightened moment when the ideal all-inclusive hotel on the Spanish coast revealed itself and the whole deal was then booked by the friendly … [Read more...] about Internet vs Agency: A Traveler’s Choice
A supermarket owner in the western German town of Jüchen spontaneously offered his help when a bus with refugees arrived in the middle of the night. Firefighters, who were organizing the logistics for the refugees' arrival, called Michael Ermer late at night and said they … [Read more...] about Generosity vs. fear: How German supermarkets deal with refugees
It's a late Saturday afternoon in the German capital, Berlin, where the iconic Brandenburg Gate is abuzz. On its eastern side, hundreds of spectators have turned out to watch a summer long-jump competition called Berlin Fliegt . But on the western side, bordering the … [Read more...] about ‘Normale Leute’ vs NSA spying: meet Germany’s ‘average’ data protesters
Would you avoid shopping online if you thought that would help the environment? That’s what Germany’s environment minister Barbara Hendricks does. She recently told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag that she refuses to buy anything over the internet because it results … [Read more...] about Online vs offline shopping: which is better for the environment?