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Here is a comparison of the tag clouds for the “Project Europe 2030” report of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe and the Europe 2020 Strategy. In both cases words like “EU”, “Europe” etc. were deleted. First Europe 2020 then Project Europe 2030:

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I Want a NetPad

We’ve seen the iPad. The best thing about it is that it will start a trend of cheap, affordable, useful tablet devices. Here is the tablet I am in the market for:Tablet format. It is a good idea, but hasn’t been done right yet. It does not create a “la…

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We know it as a platform where: website or other on-line source (any web site or media store like iTunes), media (e.g. MP3), local software or client (e.g. Media Player) and device (PC, Mac, Phone, Flash Drive, Netbook …) are not coupled with each other. Many competing companies are providing products or services for each… » read more

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We know it as a platform where:website or other on-line source (any web site or media store like iTunes),media (e.g. MP3),local software or client (e.g. Media Player) anddevice (PC, Mac, Phone, Flash Drive, Netbook …)are not coupled with each other. …

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From time to time I get unhappy with my twitter experience and join the install party, trying out new clients. So far I did not find a perfect one. This is what I want:handle multiple accountsallow me to define groups of people I followallow the “join”…

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One simply has to love some features of the aluminum unibody MacBooks. Like the magnetic lid “lock”. Not only it keeps the lid closed, the magnet has no moving parts, so there is nothing that could break. The design is clean. The magnet is also radiati…

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Yes we can! Give an award.

Awarding president Obama the Nobel Prize for peace show how desperate the West is for leadership out of the economic, social and environmental crisis; for leadership in the times when it is worried about its decline. It demonstrates the lack of ideas. Instead, the bubbly economy and the virtual media society could use a reminder that deeds, not words matter.

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In the summer of 2008, when the fuel prices were at their highest, I published an op-ed in the European Voice. I supported the idea that president Sarkozy had at the time, namely, to reduce the VAT and excise duties on petrol, to make it cheaper. The argument was that if the CO2 is indeed… » read more

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