Robin Berjon

For Whom The Belle Trolls

The Day We Fight Back

Lions and Tigers

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In 1937, Walter Lippmann wrote The Good Society which captured with stunning lucidity the politics of his time. And as many potent political texts, it echoes well beyond its era. One of my favourite quotes from it is:

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Single-Player Auction

Amazon's Experimental Pricing

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As I've argued before (in French), there are good reasons for ebooks to actually be sold at higher prices than pbooks. If you reason purely in terms of manufacturing costs, it makes very little sense — but if manufacturing cost influenced much beyond the minimal price that an item may be sold at we would have a very different pricing landscape than the one we know. For starters, the price of Microsoft Office would be hard to evaluate given that, as we all know, each new version is just an increasingly fancy wrapper around the same page-numbering and bullet-indenting bugs that we already paid for fifteen years ago.

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Open Politics

The Touchstone of Consensus

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Watching a consensus-based process at work can be quite inspiring. From the outside I mean. Far from the madding crowd of bicker and squabble. And in fast-forward montage. But inspiring it is. More importantly, as is often claimed of Wikipedia, while it may very well work in practice, it can never work in theory. This doesn't keep some of us from theorising about it anyway.

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Life on the Wreck Track

Consensus

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Some people don't support standards enough. Some do. And some support them altogether too much. After a while, one waxes poetic, as it were.

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The Prettiest Baby

Ashley Dune Azel Berjon-Berthezène

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1520 CEST. 3kg. 51cm. A perfect baby.

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Of Lice and Hens

A Bright New Blog

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My last blog entry on record knew the heady summer breeze of 2004, and I won't bother pointing you to it as the whole hanky-panky that it concludes is laden heavy with embarrassment. Not that I intend to make this new blog any less embarrassing, just that I plan it to be so in entirely new ways.

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