I finally got my new contract (been working without one since November). They’ve changed my job description to webmaster/designer. I don’t think that’s what I am, especially the ‘webmaster’ part. I still have my resume up at Monsterboard, just for the hell of it. Multec recruiters called to see if I was interested working for them. Checking out their site I found out they do detachment, recruitment and selection for ‘highly qualified technical personnel’. I don’t think that description fits me either. I don’t know what the hell I am. I always wanted to be a journalist… but I guess I’m just a geek.
Holland’s IT magazine ‘Automatiseringsgids‘ reports on the ‘fastest internet in the world’. The Netherlands will soon have the fastest Internet in the world when its universities will be connected to the Gigaport project at 2,5 GB per second. Next year, bandwidth will expand to 20 Gbps. Within three years, speed on the backbone will rise to 80 Gbps. ‘A record.; says Kees Neggers, head of Surfnet. Gosh. Lucky us.
Kids’ reasoning:… my friend’s 5-year old said ‘We lock the doors, don’t we mummy, cause we don’t want the thieves to go to prison!’
Zeldman is a happy cog. We wish him bon voyage.
Marc Marot has resigned as MD of Universal/Island Records after 10 years, following the promotion of former Polydor MD Lucian Grainge to deputy chairman of Universal Music UK. So what, you may ask. Well, I think Marc Marot was the only good thing left at Island. Of course all record company people are vile, but Marot seemed a real mensch. He personally made sure Island UK had a website (back in 95, the look of the site is still similar) when no one else had heard of the ‘web’. He also personally answered all the e-mail sent to Island at the time. And he linked to my then fledgling Gavin Friday site from Island’s site, long before my site was ‘official’. That makes him a good bloke in my book. I wish him well.