"It’s never been easy to be German. Four months ago I published a post about why Germany struggles with Web 2.0 with exactly the same words. My thesis then was the same thesis today: Germans love to be whiny, are risk-averse and love big institutions which half-heartedly manage their personal responsibilites. Germans simply don’t like to be individually creative so much. We like to talk about it, but at the end of the day entrepreneurship isn’t our kind of thing. Big media corporations, the state or labour unions will do the job…they always did. And no, that German idea of lifestyle does not fit well with our decentralized concept of a digital world."