Friday, August 17, 2007

Great and green fellowship

I'm about to leave after more than four months of great learning. My fellowship has given me a whole new mindset, a new vocabulary, knowledge about Silicon Valley, technical skills and great insights into the life of a start-up. I've also had the privilege to work with fantastic and smart people - thank you all!
Here's another piece of Green Design, a few more will come.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Sweden, U.S. and piracy (CNET

For Swedes who read this blog this article will take you back to last year. When former minister of Justice Thomas Bodstrom and state secretary Dan Eliasson were accused of taking orders from the U.S. government and executing them ordering the Swedish police to shut down the site Pirate Bay. It caught a lot of media attention as well as the Swedish Pirate Party. Their leader was here trying to raise money for their next election campaign. We, me and a co-worker, interviewed him and I also talked to others in Sweden.

The innovation process of music and movie distribution is an ongoing issue widely discussed. This story raised a fair amount of attention among the readers, read it here!

I was also on's daily podcast and talked about the story, listen to it here (it's in the end)!

Pitch stream at AlwaysOn (CNET,

A couple of weeks ago I attended AlwaysOn at Stanford. A showcase of companies were there to present, both startups in earlier stages and those who are already on their second round raising capital.

Read about some of them here!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A robot to take care of your dirty socks...

Do you remember the robot guru Trevor Blackwell? He appeared at CNET some months ago, thanks to Miriam and Zamir. Some time ago, I did a piece for IEEE Spectrum as well, and it went online today on Spectrum’s new Automation blog.
Text and movie can be found here:

An older movie and some pictures are here:

Monday, August 6, 2007

Green Design on video

While at PodTech I keep doing online videos on Green Design. Here are the latest:

Nano safety in the Chronicle

My last article in the San Francisco Chronicle was about nanotechnology and more specifically, about nanotechnology safety. The story is pretty similar to what Marie Alpman wrote around the same time. My article ran already July 9, but since then I've been on vacation and haven't had the chance to publish it on the InJo doer until now.

Ralph Hermansson