Don’t Get Hacked Off

“In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes” said our jolly friend Benjamin Franklin back in 1789. This remains the case in 2022, but a third thing is certain, and that’s if you have a device connected to the internet, you’re at risk of being hacked. Even Apple, who’s devices are considered as […]

It’s not us, it’s you.

The two-day weekend was pioneered by none other than Henry Ford who basically wanted to sell more cars, and of course to give Christians and Jewish people their respective day of worship off. Over the pond, the UK was already running at a three-quarter weekend as factory workers were given Sundays off, but Brits who […]

‘I am not available right now. Please leave a message after the beep.’

If there is one innovation that has turned our lives upside down, then it is the mobile phone. In the not-so-distant past being contactable was place and time-dependent. Nowadays, thanks to mobile phones, your family member, colleague, or customer is never far away. Phone calls, WhatsApp messages and emails keep coming in, which is convenient […]

‘I miss my typewriter’

A discussion about the pros and cons of technological developments is a bit like talking about the pros and cons of gravity. Gravity is just as self-evident as the rapid developments in engineering and technology. Regardless of whether or not it would be a wise decision, we can’t just stop. An acquaintance of mine recently […]

Start with a plan

Stacked suitcases

Imagine your beloved is standing in front of you. If you don’t have a beloved, you not only need to imagine this person standing in front of you, but you also have to invent an imaginary beloved. You can do that. He or she is standing in front of you and says: “Darling, I’ve got […]

It is no child’s play

75 years ago, the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren created the character Pippi Longstocking, a courageous child with boundless self-confidence. Where others shrink from doing something completely new, Pippi says: ‘I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.’ A marvelous find by the author. Sadly, this is […]

This world is fake

Maurice de Hond has been removed from LinkedIn. He would have spread fake news. Fans of De Hond have a different version: the opinion pollster, education innovator, crime tracker, ICT entrepreneur and a few other things would simply have been censored by this business platform. Gagged. Or, as a somewhat corny nod to his surname: […]

Looking back is easy, especially when it comes to the past

Forecasting is difficult, especially when it is about the future. You’re right, that wasn’t really an original opening. Maybe, but it is exactly what August Bridge has been through in the past few months. All sorts of things have happened to us that we hadn’t predicted. No, this is not about corona. Or, well – […]

This will pass. We will not.

A flying start is no guarantee of a flawless flight. It is one of the lessons we learned from August Bridge in recent weeks. We are not happy about it, but at the same time we are optimistic. We like to share that optimism with you. August Bridge was to start the day after tomorrow […]