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MP3 is dead for good. A chapter of electronic freedom ends.

MP3 is dead for good. A chapter of electronic freedom ends.

Reading Time: 6 minutesFriends from the 90’s and the early years 2000 be aware that MP3 is dead. In a world in which music streaming erased the “format” debate, it was just announced that the MP3 format is over by stopping its licensing. An entire chapter of digital freedom has concluded. What a ride ! The explosion of digital and specifically the world wide web allowed the dissemination of MP3. It liberated the audio format and made easier the sharing. Multi-device, multi player, multi OS system, the MP3 was a true revolution supporting the development of several businesses and digital usages. Before 1993, the MP3 had a scientific background The interest of MP3 was based on the fact that the human hearing has a certain limitation. This is what is called Auditory masking. So the audio data compression could be applied without a perceived loss of quality because we can get rid of…

Who is the next king of cool?

Who is the next king of cool?

Reading Time: 14 minutesEvery decade has its rising stars, cash cows and dying mammoth… Ok, here I am not talking about Darwin or about animals… I am talking about innovative, creative and outstanding companies that reshape the high-tech world. There are always companies that hook the consumer more than others. If we analyse the high-tech market, life cycles are getting shorter and shorter and companies are also getting a hard time to keep leadership and to keep their image on what I call being the “King of cool”. Follow the timeline… Probably the first king of cool in history might be Alan Kay at Xerox PARC when he presented the first Laptop idea in 1972 called Dynabook. IBM presented in 1975 the first commercial portable computer called the IBM 5100. Many others followed like Epson and HP. Some companies worked on different features of what we see today in modern Laptops and in October 1992…