Joel West got a blog, Martin Wallin is not a human, and women are birth-giving machines

1) Joel West, despite his vow, got a blog. Although there are only a few posts there yet, I get the feeling that this is going to be very interesting if you are interested in “open IT strategies”.

2) Whenever I go online, be it morning, evening, or night, my new colleague Martin Wallin is online as well. That is scary. Is he really that productive, needing no sleep at all?

3) Japan’s 71-year-old health minister Hakuo Yanagisawa gave a speech in which he called Japanese women “birth-giving machines” and called on them to “do their best per head.” To his defence one has to add that he concluded “although it may not be so appropriate to call them machines.” (from