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Six topics for the price of one

Jay Cross

HTML5 creates pages that are better, faster, cheaper, simpler to develop, and secure. This blog is turning conversational. It’s me to you.

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A (so far) suckless printer at a good price

Doc Searls

This is a one-time thing. (So the unit can know, for example, the wi-fi access point security code. Great price, but I feel a bit cheated.

Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use

Martijn Linssen

It means that 1% of people creates content, 9% curates it, and the remaining 90% is consuming it. Thats not a very homogeneous group, is it? Coffin.

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, it’s come at a price: it’s good-enough but not optimal for any one application. Hopefully, that’s what the blockchain will now help us do.

I Have Glimpsed the Future of Commercial Aviation. There Were Fewer Workers There.

Andy McAfee

Higher productivity + competition mean that prices charged to customers will do down, which is great news for all of us who fly.

Municipal nets, municipal electric power, and learning from history

David Weinberger

The debate over whether municipalities should be allowed to provide Internet access has been heating up. Twenty states ban it. Learn from history?

Apple’s content blocking is chemo for the cancer of adtech

Doc Searls

Its provenance and value are clear and obvious, it sells for better prices, and — while some of it may be annoying —none of it shares its business model with spam , which adtech does. So rampant, in fact, that T.Rob Wyatt, a security expert, calls adtech “the new digital cancer.” Though it is executed by the browser.).

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cisco calls it fog computing , an allusion to what happens to clouds as they get closer to the ground.  . The cost of connectivity.  Not future-proof. 

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The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early adopters viewed cloud as computing-on-demand.  Let me discuss each of these phases.  . Cloud as Utility Computing  .

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Privacy and security become key competitive advantages.  Why include money in such an exhibit?  Who owns the integrative algorithms?

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is a lot I find appealing about it, in particular, its potential impact on the really critical issue of jobs in the digital economy.  Web 2.0

From jobs to meaningful work

Harold Jarche

The workplace will be less comfortable with less job security, but much more work will be meaningful. Spoiler Alert].

7- Step Non-Profit Plan to Attract and Keep Corporate Partners

Beth Kanter

Be sure to enter the discount code: SIMON to receive 50% of the ticket price. Or, two non-profits can share the cost. Conferences Guest Post

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abel & Deitz, 2014) Financial aid programs drive college prices higher, as though they were incapable of doing anything else. From price.

Measure what’s important

Jay Cross

share price x number of shares) is $295 billion. Business people love the security of numbers: they feel objective. Tom Stewart.

Social learning: the freedom to act and cooperate with others

Harold Jarche

Tweet “ Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy “  - Article #7 of The Cluetrain Manifesto, 1999. This is revolutionary.  It is a sea change.

Taking Charge of your own Development

Harold Jarche

But for less than the price of buying him a glass of red wine [his preference I would guess] you can purchase this e-book for only $2.99.

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[liveblog] Noam Chomsky and Bart Gellman at Engaging Data

David Weinberger

The chapter was on Intellectual Property rights, which means higher prices for less access to pharmaceuticals, and rams through what SOPA tried to do, restricting use of the Net and access to data. That’s why you should be extremely cautious when you hear an appeal to security. Security is in fact not a high priority for govts.

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How B Corps Just Might Eliminate the Foolishness of Maximizing Shareholder Return

Dan Pontefract

For comparison sake, according to the United States Social Security Administration, the median wage in the U.S. What is a B Corp? percent.

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Chief technology officers loved its emphasis on security.  Lately, the latter kind of stories seem to predominate. IBM barely survived. .

After Facebook fails

Doc Searls

Ask any celebrity about the price of fame and they’ll tell you: it’s anonymity. When I first wrote that, I said 2012. Time will tell. My God!

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, NY Times columnist David Brooks posted an OpEd on The Evolution of Trust. First is middle-class stagnation.  Trust was face to face.

There isn’t enough money to keep educating adults the way we’re doing it

Clay Shirky

Interest in using the internet to slash the price of higher education is being driven in part by hope for new methods of teaching, but also by frustration with the existing system. One obvious way to improve life for the new student majority is to raise the quality of the education without raising the price. Then the 1970s happened.

Mi-Fi

Jay Cross

Next week, Harold Jarche and I are headed to a series of meetings with a client whose organization has severe hang-ups about web security.

Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Who is ultimately responsible for the security of the data in question?  CIOs are indeed embracing cloud, but they are being cautious. 

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Readiness Index aimed to answer two important questions: . Based on their scores, countries were clustered into 4 major readiness groups:  .

The case for the death of cash by the hand of digital currencies

Ross Dawson

During the 2008-2009 global financial crisis cash issuance went up substantially, driven by fears that banks were not secure places to hold assets.

Free-agents and enlightened despots

Harold Jarche

This is becoming evident as the barriers to production are coming down – such as lower-priced digital editing suites. Shifting to a new work model will require systemic changes in education, employment laws, social security and many other areas, but I have little doubt that the older model of indentured servitude has outlived its usefulness.

Why I'm Voting NDP

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It allows the government to monitor all aspects of a person's life and share this information with a wide range of security agencies, including those in the United States, revealing personal income tax details, credit histories, travel and vacation plans, and more. Once in power, however, he very quickly instituted wage and price controls.

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The Untethered, Hyperconnected Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Stitching together the overall infrastructure to support a variety of cloud services and mobile devices requires discipline, otherwise things will not work or there might be serious security and quality breakdowns.  . After listening to a number of talks and panels throughout the day, I came away with a few key impressions. 

Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, in both evolution and human designs, robustness and flexibility come at a price.  Digital technologies are enabling us to develop systems with huge numbers of interconnected components and sophisticated software that infuses them with seemingly unlimited capabilities.  Let me discuss a few.  . Sussman calls this evaluative complexity. 

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

The reputation of the school district will drive housing prices, and shape neighborhoods. What works, and why?  And how can we scale it? 

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The Exodus

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Somehow, the price to acquire it jumped from $6 million to $12 million at the last minute. We are now reading that the exodus of people from New Brunswick through the winter was the largest it has been since 1976. It's the 17th quarter in a row the province has lost people. And it shows no sign of slowing. can't say I'm surprised. I'm fed up.

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Bread, Freedom, Social Justice: A report from Egypt

David Weinberger

Egypt’s net foreign reserves have fallen from $36 billion in 2010 to $22 billion, its credit rating has been downgraded, prices continue to rise and the budget deficit to swell. If true (which it is not), such claim would illustrate the utter failure of SCAF to maintain security on the street. They got none. Freedom? Today….

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Engaging Web design from Dutch dept. store HEMA (props to my dad for the link)

Mark Oehlert

Re-installing Zone Alarm AV on my other machine.AGAIN! » January 30, 2008 Engaging Web design from Dutch dept. thanks for the post. del.icio.us

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Canada competes with the USA, UK, Australia, and other countries for these students who make their decision on the basis of quality, price and relevance. What it means - beyond lower prices, which is a given - is that traditional standards and expectations of a university education will be waived. The second was human nature. Maybe.

Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

Since PrivateFox would have serious value for individuals, it would have a price tag. We need to find our soul and our spirit.” Stop it.

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Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There is no person needed to take our money, and nobody needed to watch over the car while we're gone (if security is required it is centralized using surveillance cameras). They do nothing to enhance security. We are talking about hundreds of dollars of reading materials, not three dollars, even at Indian prices. That's it.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, many companies also became overly focused on raising the price of their stock through short term profits and financial engineering practices, a likely result of putting shareholders over customers.  . Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content. 

UX Metrics for Noobs and Skeptics: An Interview With Richard Dalton

Adaptive Path

But the magicians on the Adaptive Path Events team have secured additional space, which means there are now additional spots available. If you’re thinking of attending MX , you can use the code “BLOG&# for 10% off the price of registration. And that’s important. Good numbers. What do you do with them?