Fifty years later…

My favourite joke in my politically incorrect Dutch childhood: Where do you go when the worlds comes to an end?

Answer: To Belgium. Why? Because they run fifty years behind.

Ha ha.

Since this week the tables are turned, at least new media-wise. See for yourself how the Belgian public broadcaster (VRT) stepped into the online future. NOS should be ashamed.

VRT online

Click on the pic to enter the site

You don’t need to understand Flemish. The site speaks a universal online language.

I would do several things very differently, but hey, who am I, and besides, that’s a whole other story.

In her New Year’s message, Mieke Berendsen (VRT New Media director), explains the future.

(By the way, in an innocently heated discussion with a Belgian friend, who shut me up when I questioned her about great Belgian historical figures upon which she consequently rattled off a whole list, I learned that the saxophone (yes, the instrument) was invented by Adolphe Sax. Hats off to our southern neighbours.)


2 Responses to “Fifty years later…”

  1. Jens Says:

    No jokes this time!

  2. overdiek Says:

    Wie het laatst lacht…

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