28-10-05

Web2.0 - IDTV1.0 - DM3.0

Can’t sleep...

 

Began surfing today. Getting back in passionrhytm...

We live in a wonderful world … I work in a fantastic company.


Entrapreneurship is back
J especially in the domain of Skynet.

 

  1. web2.0

yeah – I know y’ll heard much about the revival of the web, but it’s truly incredible how efficient, fun, strong the web has become. And this is leading to a totally new emergence of companies. Look at Flock or Squido to have some cool examples of upcoming innovations. On Skynet we have just passed 3.5 million unique visitors (pretty OK for a 10 mio total population country), and now the fun is starting!

 

 

  1. IDTV1.0

Here in Belgium we started the TV revolution during summer. Belgian football in exclusivity on belgacomTV, all broadcasters present, vod catalogue growing daily and customers happy what we we bring. Cool, and much more to come here !

 

 

  1. iDirect3.0

after the launch of push mail and afterwards pull mail, direct media are back for a 3rd evolution. The DMA conference brought great ideas & the drive for many to start considering Direct Media as a serious industry. Also in Belgium there is still quite some work to do here. Our flagship service JustForYou is celebrating it’s 5th year of existance, over 555.555 opted-in members & a great new project coming up.

 

 

So many cool & interesting things going on, and via the different blogs people are sharing passion, ideas, experiences. So envigourating it’s now 3am and I’m still surfing around the world, and typing with 1 hand and a thumb (broke my hand).

 

bart


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22-10-05

Un-handy

Hello world.

No long post today. After visiting a friend of mine (hey daniel) who bought & expanded a company in bangkok, we wanted to return to belgium. Honeymoon over, back to belgium.

 

And then some luggage fell in the plane on my hand, just before plane took off in bangkok. I broke my hand … cool story: coming back after marrying with a broken hand :-( preferred to come back & not visit thais hospital.

 

So now I’ve got 6 weeks of broken hand in front of me …

and being right handed it's ofcourse my right hand...

 

Yes – it hurts a lot.

 

bart

 


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11-10-05

 FIJI

Bula !

 

Bula is Fijian for good morning, good evening, thank you and all other things one should regularly say. What a wonderful country !!

 

Fiji was recommended by one of my skynet colleagues (thx barbara, one of my completely blund and honest colleagues, meaning I trust her so much I even trust her for honeymoon travel), who visited this country during a long Asian travel she took some time ago. And right she was.

 

It started quite weird. We arrived an evening.

It was dark, and were aked to step on to a small boat that would bring us to our destination. 2 couples & someone to bring us. It was dark, very dark – the sea was fortunately relatively calm.

And then: in full darkness in the sea: “Sir, please step onto the other boat.” Huh? He threw our lugage in the other (even smaller boat), to arrive at Matamanoa in the Mamanuca Islands, a group of 30 islands in the East of Fiji mainland. Paradise one would say. Our resort was named Matamanoi, and yes, it looks like the pictures. www.matamanoa.com. 1 hotel on an entire Island. Sheer beauty, fantastic scenery and sun all day long. Didn’t do much but swimming, sunbathing and reading.

 

After 3 days we left for another village named Botaira, up north in the Yasawa islands on Naviti. Well, in all honesty the Botaira resort surpassed all I had ever dreamt. The sea, bures (beachfront separate rooms), food, etc are amazing. But the most special of all are the people. This small resort (only 10 couples can stay here) is owned by the Village. And that gives it a really special feeling & atmosphere. At evenings, we had an incredible village "choire" (to say it in franch), traditional songs & dancing (named ‘mekke’) – but also this incredible pride. We walked up to the village one day, and I was truly amazed by what we saw, felt, discovered. Life is a beach. A f beach.

Kid education pretty developed, each week around a specific theme. This week: “humility: humble people cause no dissent. There are no happy wars, there is no unhappy peace”.

We should teach our kids the same …

 

This holiday is pretty fantastic.

Up next: Bangkok. Voila, on.

 

Cu there ;-)

bart

 



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