Category: Print

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift

This is not an eulogy. This is not so much about Apple or the man — Steve Jobs — either. This is about the paradigm shift he intro­duced which people don’t seem to get. And this is about our future. But: I cannot write this without paying homage to somebody I have always respected immensely. I choose to …

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What IF.…?

What IF.…?

In the past weeks, I have had so many conver­sa­tions on Reijo, rights grabbing, Sanoma et al. contracts… People are eager to know what is going on, but they are somehow totally lost in this. And the moment I try to explain it in abstract terms… I see that nervous flicker in the eyes — you know what I am talking …

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Sucking the Marrow out of Dead Man’s Bones

Sucking the Marrow out of Dead Man’s Bones

Well, it used to be that you could tell the spring by the condom ads which came plastered on the ad stands in Helsinki… Nowadays, you can tell it is the holiday season when the publishers start sending their “we want everything: past, present and the future — and we will not pay for it. …

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What the Hell Are You Thinking?

What the Hell Are You Thinking?

I’ve tried now three times to write something about this, but I just can’t do it coherently . Sorry. It’ll turn into a long whining story which somebody will try to turn against me .… and as we are talking about the national religion — ice hockey — so I really should watch my step. But I just have to say: …

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QR Code: Rich Media to Meet the Legacy Print?

QR Code: Rich Media to Meet the Legacy Print?

I don’t usually get carried away by gadgets or techno­lo­gical innova­tions. Usually don’t hype about them either. I might talk about them, review them, discuss them. Yes, you can call me gear-head if you want — but just because of that, I’m also very used to technology. I am not easily impressed. But this time I do. I am. Totally. …

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HS WTF — continued

HS WTF — continued

Little did I understand when on Tuesday night I posted my HS WTF… About 18 thousand people have read the original post — I can only imagine how many eyeballs the deriva­tives have accumu­lated. It has been quoted on the opening screen of Uusi Suomi, M&M, etc. Facebook has been saturated with links and commentary — never ever has …

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HS, WTF?

HS, WTF?

Abbre­via­tions: HS = our biggest national daily. WTF = well, if you speak the language you should know.… in plain Finnish, a polite form of saying MITÄ HELVETTIÄ? This is HS web today. Click the image to see it — if you still order the paper. If you don’t, it’ll cost you 1,5€. Because it is …

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Parallel Minds…

Parallel Minds…

I read a lot — in case you have not noticed. Sometimes it is hard to say what got me interested in something — sometimes it is plain obvious. Sometimes you find people who think the way you do — your parallel minds. Sometimes somebody else just expresses your thoughts so much better than you ever …

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Enjoying Figure Skating

Enjoying Figure Skating

Sometimes you just enjoy it- and I did tonight, big time. I got a very short notice to go and shoot a skating gala — with live music — organized by Plan to raise funds for the education of girls in less developped countries. Earlier today I had written a very critical piece on the state of our print media and …

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