Archive for September, 2010

phoenix from the ashes

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

40 years later – westalgia

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Vorwerk is an international diversified corporate group with annual revenues of more than 2 billion Euros…

I was about 7 years old when a Vorwerk sales person came to our dwelling (in fact we lived in a newly built garage while my father continued constructing the house) and demonstrated the merits of modern technology. Instead of a vacuum cleaner bag he (or was it a she?) used a spotless white cloth – with appalling effect. Few days later we had one of those green and ugly Vorwerks in the garage.

Today, the vacuum cleaners still exist and are still ugly.

20 years later – ostalgia

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Germany is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the re-unification treaty between West Germany and the GDR (what was the meaning of this acronym?). The final act was the re-unification in 3rd October 1990. What has happened since then? To experience this, take your bike and ride through Germany (check out dynamobile2010).