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Latest Blog Posts for The Road to the Horizon

  • Ikea starts a new publicity campaign
    on Jun 11, 2010 in ICT technology publicity
    They call it a "Captcha", a short for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart" (I bet even the nerds amongst you did not know that one, did ya?). Captcha's are used in places where users can leave "fast input", li...
  • Humanitarian News and BlogTips update
    on Jun 10, 2010 in internal blogging
    BlogTips, my blog for tips on social media and blogging for nonprofit causes, got a new look. Much more plain vanilla than the previous look, so it puts more emphasize on the content. I am still putting in some extra "schpank" in it (a proper logo an...
  • Picture of the day: Ash anyone?Another link sent in by Juan, one or our readers in Guatemala, testifying of the past two weeks and how rough it has been: first they had to deal with a volcanic eruption and the subsequent ash fall. Then Tropical Storm Agatha, the first of the seaso...
  • Blogging: source crowded knowledge management
    on Jun 8, 2010 in ICT rumble technology blogging writing
    You know what I like about blogging? You can leave a trace for others. It is really like "crowdsourced knowledge management". You can write something, and others can find what you write about, simply by googling the topic. Meaning: once you blog abo...
  • A hole in my bucket, eh city...
    on Jun 6, 2010 in news item environment Guatemala storm
    The Guatemala City "sinkhole", about 60 feet (18 meters) wide and 300 feet (100 meters) deep, swallowed a three story building in an almost perfect cylindrical hole. A burst sewer pipe or storm drain probably hollowed out the underground cavity that...
  • Letter to the owner of the Italian Trash CompanyWhen I landed in Rome, finally home after five months, there were three things I noticed on the way back from the airport: A beautiful sunset, the kind you only see in Italy; I had no mobile phone signal most of the way; Trash piled up everywhere nex...
  • Travelling by plane
    on Jun 5, 2010 in travel quotes airports flying
    There is not much to say about most aeroplane journeys. Anything remarkable must be disastrous, so you define a good flight by negatives: you didn't get hijacked, you didn't crash, you didn't throw up, you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the f...
  • Our education is like fast food
    on Jun 5, 2010 in video education
    Sir Ken Robinson criticizes our education systems as being "fast food", where conformity cuts down on creativity, individualism, and thus became a limiting rather than an enabling factor in our lives. I hated school. I did not like university, when...
  • Picture this: visualizing the MDGs
    on Jun 2, 2010 in UNDP MDG pictures
    UNDP, the UN's Development Program is organizing "Picture This", a photo contest, in partnership with Olympus Corporation, The Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation, and the UN’s Department of Information. "Picture This" wants to highlight the impo...
  • My Open Letter to the Executive Director of Human Rights WatchUnder the title "Sudan/United Nations: Do Not Meet With Officials Wanted for War Crimes", Kenneth Roth - the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch - published a letter to the UN Secretary General. He questioned the sanity of UN officials attendi...
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