Showing posts from October, 2013

BlindSquare and Mobile Monday in Budapest

Hello! We’re Back in Finland. Thank you for your kind reception and our interesting talks at the Finnish Embassy in Budapest. I return to our discussion concerning Mobile Monday, November 2013. The company BlindSquare is willing to participate in the Mobile Monday event.Mr. Attila Varró, responsible for the Hungarian translation of the BlindSquare application is ready to make 20 – 30 minute presentation in English language. He knows the program, is an experienced user and can tell about the use of Blind Square in Hungary, and other bundled mobile applications (MBraille).  Ilkka Pirttimaa and/or myself could follow the session over Skype and respond to questions (if possible).We’re all together looking for ways to spread the word of this valuable app. Ilkka Pirttimaa wrote October 8, 2013: Hello Varro and Helge! Let me shortly introduce you: Mr Attila Varró has translated BlindSquare in Hungarian and is also beta testing. He has helped also to bring MBraille for Hungarian iPhone users.…

Steve Jobs

“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
[BusinessWeek, May 25, 1998]

Modern Art and Cold War

The decision to include culture and art in the US Cold War arsenal was taken as soon as the CIA was founded in 1947. 
Dismayed at the appeal communism still had for many intellectuals and artists in the West, the new agency set up a division, the Propaganda Assets Inventory, which at its peak could influence more than 800 newspapers, magazines and public information organisations. 
They joked that it was like a Wurlitzer jukebox: when the CIA pushed a button it could hear whatever tune it wanted playing across the world.