15. Mai 2008, 12:22 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Hitting the road of globalization (4)

The ‘You'-people When you stroll along the streets of New Orleans you might happen to pass a small Christian community with a nice church. Right beside the church on a brick wall you see a large board with the names of 210 people written on it. The first row was printed the further names are added in handwriting with a marker. These are ... weiterlesen...

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14. Mai 2008, 12:52 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Let’s talk about the inexpressible

There were times when pickpockets and loose women were regarded as likely bad for one's health, reputation and overall existence. Since then things have supposedly changed a bit and become more liberal - in terms of sexual relations. This might turn out as a theoretical assumption in some parts of the USA. I have tried (without crossing lines of course ...). First of ... weiterlesen...

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13. Mai 2008, 1:25 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Happy to let you know that you’ll be gentrified

After 23 years they will shuffle off their mortal coil - tells a postcard one of the waiters at Restaurant Florent in New York's Meatpacking district hands out to the customers who haven't heard yet. The neighbourhood once poor and known for its slaughterhouses and packing plants has become one of the most popular neighbourhoods - the in place of New York's ... weiterlesen...

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11. Mai 2008, 6:33 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Free me!

Didn't I write a book about how to reduce complexity in every day life? Didn't I write a whole chapter on how to cope with all these demands for making a choice and taking a decision? And didn't I allude to all these crazy ‘maximizers' of our current time trying to get hold of each and every information as well as each and every consumer product that is supposed to make ... weiterlesen...

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9. Mai 2008, 18:08 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Hitting the road of globalization (3)

One layer of perception In his book „The world is flat" Thomas Friedman describes the changes and chances globalization and technology bring to all of us. I have thought about this flatness again and again travelling these days. Maybe not accurately the way Friedman meant it. It's more like a metaphor for some other observation that repeatedly came to my mind: the visuals ... weiterlesen...

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