Willem L. Middelkoop MSc BICT
IT business owner, investor and software developer
from the blog:
Something the smartwatch will never have: patina
Wear and tear by the hands of time
A good friend of mine had an issue with his Apple Watch, the digital crown lost a rubber ring causing the watch to loose its water resistance. Apple made no problem of it and offered to replace his "device". While it solved his problem, it felt painful to my watch lover's ears. It made me realise the one thing a smartwatch will never have: patina.
Lessons from a takeaway plastic bag
My ever increasing antipathy to planned obsolescence
About five months ago I got some take away food from our local Asian restaurant. They packaged the food and gave me a plastic bag to carry it home. On my way home I was thinking about the bag. Although it has some nice styling printed on it, it's designed for single use only. What a waste... making me wonder: how long would it last if you would use it on a daily basis?
Commuting by bike
One week (240KM) on the VanMoof Electrified S
For a few years now, I commute to work using a bicycle. I have lost more than 15KG since I stopped using my scooter. This week I tested a VanMoof Electrified S, an electric bike with an industrial, minimal design. Is it any good? How does it compare to a normal bike? Will an electric bike make you lazy? Read along to find out!