I started studying Innovation.
I went to a lot of concerts: Feist, Lisa Hannigan, Dillon, Damien Rice, Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, Waves Festival, Muse, Efterklang and Two Gallants.
I visited Istanbul, Berlin, Liechtenstein, Madrid and Lisbon.
I saw a lot of great movies and TV shows and listened to awesome music.
I moved to a new flat with the best possible roommates.
I had amazing times with my friends and especially with Daniela (who is the greatest girl in the world).
2012 was a great year for me. Thanks to everyone who had a part in it.
About a year ago I wanted to get a wood-fired pizza oven but couldn’t find a suitable one; they’re all expensive and heavy. We were renting a house with a small garden at the time and knowing that we’d one day move meant I’d have to leave the oven behind.
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one with this problem.
I find it interesting how often such obvious products are ignored by traditional companies.
I am grateful that I live in this time. For all the loose threads in my life, I don’t feel trapped. Technology allows me to make choices that can shape and reshape my world. I don’t yet know what I will do, where I will live, or who I will love. For each of those decisions, though, there are tools, and the tools present options.
I’ve collected data on which countries each service is available in and then added in population figures to create many of the graphs and diagrams you’ll see below, mixed in with some of my own analysis and thoughts.
Companies in every industry need to assume that a software revolution is coming. This includes even industries that are software-based today. Great incumbent software companies like Oracle and Microsoft are increasingly threatened with irrelevance by new software offerings like Salesforce.com and Android (especially in a world where Google owns a major handset maker).
Reading this made me even more angry that the Vienna University of Vienna (where I study) started limiting the number of Computer Science students starting with this semester. Bullshit like this will give Vienna and Austria a mayor disadvantage in the future.