Author Archives: Geoff Coupe

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.

Cockups on all fronts…

God knows, I need to stop thinking about how much of a disaster Donald J. Trump is, so I suppose this will do nicely… Doesn’t make me feel any better, mind you.

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The Great Work Begins…

The last time I blogged about our Broadband saga was back in September – time for an update. Back then I wrote that there was good news – the company (the Communications Infrastructure Fund – CIF) financing the rollout of … Continue reading

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Aibo – Mark II

I see that Sony have just announced a new version of Aibo, the robot dog. I must admit I was rather taken with the first version of Aibo and half-seriously thought about getting one until Sony pulled the plug in … Continue reading

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Temptation

Yesterday I went to Arnhem to listen to a pair of the Kii Three speakers. They were being demonstrated in WiFi Media. They are a new product from a young company, and have had very good reviews in the audiophile … Continue reading

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Le Roi Est Mort – enfin

So Microsoft has finally admitted that the Windows Phone (or more precisely, the Windows Mobile operating system) is frozen. And as befitting the times where formal policy statements are apparently no longer issued via press announcements, the news was delivered … Continue reading

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A Stranger in a Strange Land

Joris Luyendijk is a Dutchman who has been living in Britain for the last six years, writing articles for the Guardian. He is a writer, journalist and anthropologist, specialising in Arab and Islamic countries. He’s recently written an article in … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Weeps

Here’s one of the tributes to van der Laan, performed in one of the nightly talkshows on Dutch TV, “The World Keeps on Turning”. I’ve done a (shaky) translation of the text that’s on the page: The original song is … Continue reading

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