Tech with Good Manners.
The Slow Web Initiative and Polite.one are the brainchild of Tariq Krim, a European Tech entrepreneur (Netvibes, Jolicloud), a vocal advocate for a more human and Privacy centered Internet.
We combine a think tank, an in-house studio, and a boutique consultancy.
Building products with purpose.
In 2008, while most people were celebrating the rise of mobile and Cloud monopolies, we were concerned that a handful of platforms could privatize the Internet we loved.
It's the reason why we launched the JoliOS, and the Jolibook to offer a platform-neutral device alternative to connect to our life online.
Our ideas were ahead of their time: we were the first consumer platform to offer a web-based computer (two years before the Google Chromebook) and one of the first companies to put privacy and ownership of your data at the center.
The project was discontinued after the Paris attack.
After a long disconnection, Tariq launched the Slow Web Initiative and polite.one to help build the next page of the digital revolution: an ethical renaissance of the Internet.
Create simplicity you can trust.
For the last 15 years, we have worked to reduce our dependence on the platforms by simple and neutral interfaces to connect to our content.
The future we want is slower, less confusing, and doesn't need many incompatible devices to work correctly.
The future we want should give us more time for ourselves and help fix longer-term problems like climate change or the future of western democracy.
The future we want is not a "privacy black box," unregulated, and untrustworthy.
We believe in another tech face, more generous, more inclusive, less pretentious, focused on humans first, machine second.
If you like our vision and want to work with us, you can contact us here.