Ruminations on the Digital Realm

Jan Stedehouder

About Ruminations on the Digital Realm

Ruminations on the Digital Realm was my main English-language website between 2006 and 2008. Mostly I evaluated various Linux- distributions and BSD-flavours on their suitability as an open source desktop for end-users, both at home and at work. Since then I moved on.

Between 2008/2009 and 2011 I wrote about the Dutch Open Source policy and how it was implemented by the Dutch government, or rather, lack of it. From Q3 2011 till Q2 2012 I campaigned for the use of open standards and accessibility standards in education. Together with a great group of activists we managed to get the attention of Parliament.

This website preserves my articles written between 2006 and 2010. In 2013 I’ll begin writing in English again, working on a new book called Understanding the Technology Barrier. And how to break through. You might say I’ll be picking up on what Ruminations on the Digital Realm originally intended: to theorize on why we are what we are in the virtual world, to present a critical view on technology and how we interact with it.

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