Topic: Lifestyle (83 articles)

Hacks & Tutorials

How To Dismantle Your Apartment in Less Than 6 Weeks

One year ago at this time, I did something noone prepared me for: I reduced everything that I own to the size of a suitcase. Why? My wife and I had decided to move to a foreign country which was…

December 18, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Why Serendipity Is A Core Requirement For Tomorrow’s Career Planning

Serendipity is a term that’s not easily translatable. In fact, it has been voted as one of the 10 English words hardest to translate. According to the Oxford dictionary it was coined in 1754 by Horace Walpole, “suggested by The…

November 2, 2011, by

Lifestyle

How To Use The Net To Escape The Net

  Internet, the final frontier. Endless. Silent. Waiting. This is the story of our daily enterprise to seek out all relevant information and contact others like us. To explore. To travel the vast expanse of data, where no man has…

October 25, 2011, by

Lifestyle

The Lost Art Of Writing Letters

“Things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art,…

October 9, 2011, by

Lifestyle

How To Create A Simple Google Chrome App In Less Than 5 Minutes

If you take a look at Google’s “Web Store” many Google Chrome apps listed there are basically just quick ways to access web-pages. For example, the official Google Docs app does what? It opens docs.google.com. The Hootsuite app? It opens hootsuite.com/dashboard…

September 24, 2011, by

Lifestyle

3 Things Children Would Like To See In The Future Of The Net And Technology

In 2010, Latitude asked children from all over the world aged 12 and below about their hopes, wishes and expectations about the Internet and technology in general. The results are surprising, not just because the kids were asked to draw…

August 13, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Brains In The Cloud: The New Memory

If I think back to my primary school education, learning things by rote was a big thing: From multiplication tables to learning poems by heart, memorizing stuff seemed to be the name of the game. In high school it was…

July 17, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Brilliant Tools For Distraction-Free Writing

“Too much of a good thing is not a good thing.” Recent studies show that the brain can only focus on two given tasks at the same time. Also, those tasks mustn’t be too distinct. We are in fact very…

June 19, 2011, by

Lifestyle

How Social Media Killed The Moment

For quite a while now I’ve been fascinated with pseudo-vintage photography as popularized by Instagram, Hipstamatic, etc. For those of you who’ve never heard about them, those are (smartphone) apps that make your photos look as if they’ve been taken…

May 16, 2011, by

Lifestyle

We Want Service. Not Products!

Three months ago I wrote: “People will eventually have to adapt to the fact that in order to make a living, they have to be willing to serve.” Not the government. A company. Or a church. But other people. Directly….

May 14, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Nailing the Coffin on “Internet Addiction”

We all have heard it before that someone is “addicted to the Internet” and secretly fear that we might be in danger of turning into online junkies, ourselves. It’s what our parents had warned us from. Only now it’s not…

May 5, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Logging in to Log Off: Non-Mediated Nostalgia and the Point of No Return

As regular readers know, much of my writing circles around the awesomeness of being connected, like being able to work from anywhere and get access to all kinds of cool people and information – and the looming recognition- that being…

April 29, 2011, by