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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8. Mai 2008, 18:17 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Old school politics

If I had been asked to create a movie set on: How will it look like when a presidential candidate visits a university, this would have been the story line: Young people with parents or relatives, local politicians and some other representatives sitting in an auditorium in such a nice and tidy university campus. Wake Forest is the Truman Show for students ... weiterlesen...

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7. Mai 2008, 19:12 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

GPS revenge

Here we go: the long and winding road might stay long and winding since Obama took North Carolina and Hillary managed to squeeze a plus of about 20.000 voters in her ballots to take Indiana. It's a very exciting endgame (reminding indeed of the Beckett piece in various ways). So my co-fellow and friend Chak Hee from Korea and I have followed the different campaigns for several days. Yesterday we first went to a McCain event in North Carolina in the ... weiterlesen...

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7. Mai 2008, 4:51 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Political park picnic

The boundaries between a politician and a pop star are blurring with every minute people in the park of Fort Wayne, Indiana, listen to Barack Obama speaking. He looks serious, sometimes worried, but every now ant then a smile rushes over his face. And even the least impulse is approved by the audience with screaming and cheering. The Rolling Stones or Tom Jones wouldn't have done better. Obama is a handsome guy, in good shape, moving with a feeling for his ... weiterlesen...

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