Sweden – yes to the EU but no to the Euro

Recently I was watching an episode of Rapport from December 1991. Rapport is the Swedish public service news program. Via SVT, one can watch older episodes about different topics and events. This one is about the Maastricht agreement and the negotiations that were taking place during 1991.   In the episode, different aspects are being mentioned,Continue reading “Sweden – yes to the EU but no to the Euro”

500 Billion Dinar Question

In 1991, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ceased to exist as a sovereign state and UN-member. Before its collapse, socialist Yugoslavia had economic problems, including inflation. The inflation problems were temporarily handled by its last prime-minister Ante Markovic. According to the historian Tvrtko Jakovina based in Croatia, Markovic was especially successful in stopping theContinue reading “500 Billion Dinar Question”

The first smartphone

Recently I was watching a ColdFusion video from 2015  about “the first smartphone”. Here is a short history of Simon Personal Communicator from 1994.  IBM and Mitsubishi  Today, the Simon Personal Communicator can be seen as the world’s first smartphone, which featured several functions that contemporary mobile phones could not perform, such as sending emails. Its batteryContinue reading The first smartphone

DOS Games Nostalgia

Stockholm 2020-11-21 Recently I was watching several YouTube videos about games for the Microsoft DOS operative system. Watching the videos felt very nostalgic because I recognised many games that I used to play mostly during the end of 1990s and the beginning of 2000s. The first time I came in contact with computers and PC-gamingContinue reading “DOS Games Nostalgia”

Becoming a SEEDIZEN

Stockholm 2020-10-06 Yesterday I became a citizen of the SEEDS community, or how I like to call it – SEEDIZEN. I joined SEEDS in March 2020 after being introduced to the community by entrepreneur Tomas Bjoerkman. One aspect I immediately admired with SEEDS was its story about decentralisation, ecological transformation and crypto based economic systemContinue reading “Becoming a SEEDIZEN”

“Openess is our strength”

Recently, liberal and optimist intellectual Johan Norberg published a short book on Swedish “Viruset och världen: Är det nu globaliseringen dör?” (The virus and the world: Is it now that globalization dies?” The book contains many references to arguments and proofs made by several academics and researchers raging from various fields of science and researchContinue reading ““Openess is our strength””