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The real cost of your Personal Cloud

As time goes by, it becomes more common to see ourselves contracting services on-line. They are diverse, easy to consume, mature enough, convenient and economic. Some times we see our friends, relatives or colleagues consuming them and, once we get to know details about their experiences, we feel it is the right moment to start and experience the service ourselves.

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Many of them are really economic (in the range of 1 to 5 euros/month), so we don’t feel the need of any sort of financial control. And here lays the problem:

  • It is extremely easy to loose control
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Hans Rosling and Data Visualization

I would like to start this year with a couple of videos. They show, besides the main subjects of both conferences, several important questions:

  1. the key role that data visualization plays when we need to learn how a very long-term process behaves.
  2. the importance of having a right perspective when you have to deal with long-term issues.

Both talks took place at TED and the first one, back in 2006, was presented with this words:

You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called “developing

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Ken Robinson: “schools kill creativity”

I've liked the idea of posting videos that I've found particularly interesting. So, I've decided to do it from time to time. Here is the first one :-D.

This is a talk Sir Ken Robinson performed at TED back in 2006. The web site says this about it:

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

(…) Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types

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