Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Italian elections

A lot has already been said, a lot will be said, all but the truth.

Italy is a democratic country, a modern democratic country, because 84% of the people voted.
And, of course, someone says they voted for the right party: the left.
First, the number of voters has nothing to do with democracy or civic sense of the population.
And the people DIDN'T VOTE FOR THE LEFT.

In that I must say the Italians are not as ignorant and stupid as they could look or as they want them to appear.
The Italians voted neither for the let nor for the right.
The Italians, 90% of them, voted for the middle.

The real Left, Bertinotti and co. got little more than 5% of the votes.
The real right, Lega and co. got even slightly less.

Making a government on the left or a government on the right wouldn't do justice to the italians, it would give further priviledges to people who do not deserve them.

What will happen now?
Luckily nothing, unlukily a lot of bad things.
With the Left we will go along a road already proved to be wrong.
Putting more taxes and so lowering dramathically the investments, forcing people to bring their savings in the nearby friendly Switzerland, where, you can bet, they are celebrating with champagne for the results.

What would be the right thing to do? What could save Italy?

The only ones who can save Italy are the Italians.
Aknowledging that the good times are gone and it is overdue a change in lifestyle.
In a country where the energy depends 95% on oil the first move is :saving energy.
The second move is: investing in alternative energy.
The third move: beginning to work.
The real work, the work that produces something, not sitting in an office and surfing the Net for killing the time, as many do.
Enjoying less and saving more.
We have a lot of jobs nobody wants to do.
We have a lot of jobs for people coming from Marocco, from the East and so on, and WE DO NOT HAVE JOBS FOR THE ITALIANS.
Because the Italians are too rich, too snob for doing certain jobs.
Because the Italians haven't realized that :

All the rest is just speculation...

Monday, April 10, 2006

A new TV

Rich Media
Mark Cuban writes:

What we did learn at, is that people will search , even if it takes some work, to find things they are passionate about that arent on TV.
The beauty of the net is that you can find any and every kind of video. Its the definition of Long Tail.
On the net, the value is in the network aggregator. On tv the value is in the show. The broadcasting network is not really a big deal.

Who needs TV on a computer, or worse on a cell phone?
This is the same mistake they made with VoIP.
A cheap Replica of the actual telephone system.
When VoIP is not just telephoning, but REAL COMMUNICATION.
You can do so much with a computer, why limit it to be the bad copy of a stupid phone?

And similarly, why condemning the Internet to be a BAD COPY of TV?
TV is BROADCASING, TV is showing.
The Internet can be much more.
Because first of all is a TWO WAY network.
Second is a DECENTRALIZED Netwok.
Why not making a new kind of TV?
Why sticking to the old, when we have the chance to have something really new?

I think the main reason is lack of fantasy.
Most of the people and the Managers of today are used to Copy, trying to make better revenues in a better way, charging more, cheating more and so on.
That explains the run for the Telcos towards monopoly of contents.
Not happy of their trembling monopolies on the lines, they try to reinforce them with the monpoly of the content.
For doing so they want to make different levels of bandwidth usage, so that the users who do not want to buy their content cannot buy it from somebody else.
If you need a steady downloading bandwidth of 1 Mbps to receive TV (their TV) the moment you don't have the 1 Mbps line you cannot access any Video streaming with a certain quality.
We call that "catching two pigeons with one only bean".
But what if they were wrong?
What if people do not want their content?
What if people FINALLY decide that it is overdue time to throw all the Monopolies of this world in the "DUSTBIN OF HISTORY"?

Saturday, April 01, 2006

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