On Digital Monopolies

A significant tendency to take into account when analyzing contemporary Internet developments is the one of monopoly creation. As McChesney  (2013 130) points out, it is indeed “supremely ironic that the Internet, the much-ballyhooed champion of increased consumer power and cutthroat competition, has become one of the greatest generators of monopoly in economic history”. Looking […]

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Osttirol, 2013

Summer retrospect #4: Osttirol, Austria. The paradise next door, finally discovered. Only named ‘Dolomites’ for touristic reasons (you could do that back in the day), nevertheless impressive on an equal scale for long and slightly scary high-altitude climbs. Will be back. Pictures: [AFG_gallery id=’17’]

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The Shallows in my Pocket

Last Sunday, I was lucky to attend one of the nicest Swedish traditions, spurring the ‘Christmas spirit’, if applicable: The Luciakonsert. The celebration of Saint Lucia is something on the ranks of Christmas in other Christian countries, just that the non-believing Swedish population sets a beautiful emphasis on tradition and folklore instead of religious values. […]

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Briançon, 2013

Summer retrospective #3: Briançon, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France. Pretty sure it’s one of Europe’s most diverse climbing places, especially when it comes to long, bolted multi-pitch climbs. There’s just everything a climber’s heart desires. Fullstop. (And good weather.) Pictures: [AFG_gallery id=’16’]

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Schwiiz, 2013

Summer retrospective #2: Bergell, Switzerland. Now, there could lots to be said about this small country lost in the middle of the Alps, we all heard the stories; But this time, it’s just going to be a few pictures speaking. And maybe a note that this all-too-neat little neighbouring country was for some reason sadly under-visited […]

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