Archiv für den Monat September 2005

Esmertec an Börse, Cabelcom in die USA verkauft

Heute habe ich ein Schreiben von Cuno Pfister von Oberon erhalten. Die Esmertec ging gestern an die Börse.

Fast gleichzeitig hat die Cablecom ihren Börsengang abgesagt, da sie vom US-Konzern Liberty Global für 2,825 Milliarden Franken direkt übernommen werden soll.
Liberty Global ist in Europa bereits ziemlich präsent.

Pressemitteilung von Cablecom:

The Board, following its fiduciary duty to consider all approaches, concluded that a sale to Liberty Global is in the best interest of Cablecom, its shareholders, customers and employees and will support the creation of a strong alternative national telecommunications company.

Mehr im PDF:
Liberty to acquire cablecom

Online ist bei den Schweizer Zeitungen fast überall das Gleiche zu lesen. Ich gehe jetzt einmal davon aus, dass da einfach die Agenturmeldung bzw. der Press Release ins Netz gestellt wurde.

Star or Artist? Your choice

„I don’t think it’s a good thing, really, for a filmmaker or an artist of any kind to only want to be appreciated or loved. It’s if you start chasing that, then I think you’ve destroyed yourself.“

David Cronenberg

Sounds true and like the difference between Stars (Andy Warhol’s 10 minutes of celebrity) and Artists. Still it remains a romantic definition. And how many artists do we have today?

Via Tom Green’s Blog

What’s a Blog? (another Blog Definition)

After countless definitions… there is this one from Pointblog in Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber Dissidents (pdf)

A “BLOG” (OR “WEBLOG”) IS A PERSONAL WEBSITE :
• containing mostly news (“posts”).
• regularly updated.
• in the form of a diary (most recent posts at the top of the page), with most of the posts also arranged in categories.
• set up using a specially-designed interactive tool.
• usually created and run by a single person, sometimes anonymously.

A BLOG’S POSTS :
• are usually text (including external links), sometimes with pictures and, more and more often, sound and video.
• can be commented on by visitors.
• are archived on the blog and can been accessed there indefinitely.

SO A BLOG IS MUCH LIKE A “PERSONAL WEBPAGE, EXCEPT THAT IT :
• is easier to set up and maintain and so much more active and more frequently updated.
• encourages a more open and personal style and franker viewpoints.
• greatly encourages discussion with visitors and other bloggers.
• sets a standard worldwide format for blogs, involving similar methods
(two or three-column layout, comments on posts and RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed.

Via Media Dragon

Blooks, online books distributed on blogs

All About Blooks

The first question you may have is „why would anyone distribute a book on a blog?“ Good question. There are four reasons. First, blogs are where the readers are. Second, readers find blogs without the help of traditional gatekeepers; blogs are „discovered“ and become successful (or don’t) in an interesting democratic way. Third, online distribution makes it economically feasible to distribute free copies of the book. Fourth, an online book should do things a print book can’t.

[…] This blook is published like a book would be. The first thing you see when you look at it is the first page of the first chapter. But that’s not so good either; you have to have a way to find out where you left off and go quickly to that place. For this reason we invented blookmarks.

This reminds me of Novels delivered to your phone.