Well, this article is written mainly because of a new piece of legislation that the Greek government is trying to pass, following the example of different governments around the world, that limits or regulates in a way, the operation of services such as Uber and the local instance namely Beat (formerly known as Taxibeat). As… Read More About Uber, AirBNB and similar business models
The other day I was contemplating on the effort that lots of people put into PokemonGo, or into any activity that really intrigues them for that matter. I guess it’s not the same for everything, but what about the ones that spend endless amount of time playing DOTA, or any other game. And how about… Read More The “CV – PokemonGo” Analogy
Brain Drain refers to the emigration of highly skilled or well-educated individuals for better pay or conditions, causing their places of origin to lose those skills and expertise (source). It’s been a problem for many different countries through the years. Think about India or other countries that lose great numbers of scientists each year, mainly… Read More Brain Drain or Brain Gain?
Being a professional in the metadata “trade”, that also puts me in the centre of some data projects. Scientific data, public domain data, you name it. I have found myself more than once, digging through data, sorting data, selecting and cleaning up data and metadata. Having lots of practical experience and also some background in… Read More Book Review: Data Mining for Dummies
Following up on the previous post about the ISO/IEC 19788-1:2011, I will be discussing some parts of the document at hand, simplifying some definitions. I hope that this will provide a handy overview of the standard and that it will also help people that are looking to get a quick overview before going into more technical… Read More Making Sense of ISO/IEC 19788 (part II)
The other day, I was researching a bit on available standards that can be used to describe e-books. I found myself looking at the MLR (Metadata for Learning Resources) and the LRMI (Learning Resource Metadata Initiative). I found some interesting resources online but only a handful of blogposts that could help someone that faces the… Read More e-Learning Standards: MLR or LRMI?
Well, it has being some time since my last review, but I still read! Truth be told, I have been occupied with some baby reading, preparing for parenthood, but I haven’t still quit on the startup-related literature. So, this time I am shortly reviewing Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers. This book is exactly… Read More Book Review: Traction – A Startup Guide to Getting Customers
In economics, there’s the definition (phenomenon if you will) of the impossible trinity. It’s actually a trilemma in international economics which states that it’s impossible to have all three of the following at the same time: A fixed foreign exchange rate Free capital movement (absense of capital controls) An independent monetary policy Reading about it in… Read More The Impossible Trinity of Metadata
First of all, let me start by attributing the title, the article and any resulting thoughts to the original article and creative work by Helen Beetham, that you can find here, and that you should read before going any further down my analysis. Actually, you must! Really! Go. Read it…! Done? I read the article once… Read More New kid on the block: Digital Wellbeing
This isn’t something new, at least not brand new, but in any case it’s something I really wanted to put up here and discuss a bit… First of all, the Sir TB-L, as you might have guessed already, refers to Sir Tim Burners-Lee, the guy that only invented the World Wide Web! Founder of the… Read More 5-star Open Data by Sir TB-L