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More changes in less time, generation by generation


where are we, the world, heading? I have always referred to the generation of my grand-parents as one that has experienced so many changes, technologywise, real leaps of development, from the telegraph, trains, the combustion engine, charter-travelling by plane, telephone, even the mobile phone… and they assimilated all, and got well used to it. Some […]

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Sex, coffee and smartphones


Yes, the title is a bluff to get you into my blog. However, sex-appeal and charisma… isn’t that a facet we all would like to experience or to radiate a bit of ourselves? In need of a break from stress, in longing for some stimulation or a moment of distraction together with people you like, […]

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CURSING AND BAD LANGUAGE


In all languages you find swearing, cursing and other kinds of intentionally bad manners or negative attitude pronounced to or about something or someone. One thing that I have found though is that the intensity and effect of what’s been said varies a lot according to where you are at the moment. For instance, if […]

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The Catalan colonies of industrialization and welfare


Today, while on a business trip, a good colleague of mine, Enric, showed me his childhood village, L’Amettla de Merola, and opened his family’s home to me. This place is, in fact, a living symbol and good example of a enviable social, cultural and industrial phenomenon not so well known outside the Catalunya region, and […]

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“The Future Doesn’t Hurt. Yet.”


Not written by me. BUT, MATTHIEU RICARD is so right in what he says, so here it comes: “The Future Doesn’t Hurt. Yet.” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/24/opinion/global/24iht-june24-ihtmag-ricard-30.html?_r=1

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UE se centra en problemas de deuda y pierde liderazgo en tecnologías


UE se centra en problemas de deuda de países periféricos, mientras Europa está desapareciendo del mapa de la tecnología. http://ow.ly/5qVnm Dice el comienzo del artículo: Mientras la UE centra su atención en cómo resolver los problemas de deuda de sus países periféricos, Europa está desapareciendo peligrosamente del mapa mundial de la tecnología. Nokia, el único […]

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Difference, but tired in Northern and Southern Europe


The other day Spanish media reflected what the EU Commissioner for Economic affairs, Ollie Rehn from Finland, had to say about the financial crisis we are all living in Europe the last couple of years. The media highlighted (in headlines) his observations regarding demonstrations and protests against economic reforms and budget limitations in the PIGS– countries (Portugal, […]

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Sunday: First or last day of the week?


Image via Wikipedia Isn’t it so that the Bible says God created our “world” in 6 days, and on the seventh day he rested? I would suppose these seven “days” explain, at least in part, that our  week has seven days. Why is it then  that by definition Sunday then is considered the first day […]

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15-M and the need for transparency in business, politics…


15-M was the name of the movement of peaceful demonstration that started in Spain on and after the 15th of May. You found them, young and old, from the Extreme Left and from the Extreme Right, on Puerta del Sol in the very center of Madrid, at the very heart of tourism and in front […]

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El lado ‘sexy’ de la ciencia polar | Ciencia | elmundo.es


El lado ‘sexy’ de la ciencia polar | Ciencia | elmundo.es: Shared by España Noticias for Android.

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