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Interesting approach to the impact of globalization on cultures around the world. As expected, the article does not really give an answer to the question if we will become one culture. I would add that even though we might all buy the same brands and use services provided by the... Read more →

A new post in our series of maps and the Internet. This time, a map that brings together the real (tubes connecting servers connecting computers connecting people) and imaginary (where people think the "Internet" is) together. Is this the whole Internet? Of course not. But it brings us a step... Read more →

Looking at the language web in 2008, we see a surprisingly clear map of Europe and Asia. The language linkages invite explanations around geopolitics, linguistics, and historical associations. The outlines of the Iberian and Scandinavian Peninsulas are clearly visible, which suggest geographic rather than purely linguistic associations. Examining links between... Read more →

In the last decade or more, Apple has been the most often mentioned example of successful company built around a very strong vision of strong product design and innovation. Nothing more logical, therefore, than to use the iPod and its production process around the world to explain the concepts of... Read more →