A (so far) suckless printer at a good price

Doc Searls

The price is currently $59.99, which could hardly be better, since Consumer Reports top-rates it over Canons, Brothers and HPs, and gives surveyed prices from $129 to $179 (both, oddly, at Walmart). So the unit can know, for example, the wi-fi access point security code.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It has been great for reducing the costs of searching, collaborating, and exchanging information… Overall, the Internet has enabled many positive changes - for those with access to it - but it has serious limitations for business and economic activity.”.

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Blockchain and the Future of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right partners and prices; coordinating an ecosystem of partners; negotiating, monitoring and enforcing contracts; and so on.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These factors eventually led to significantly increased management complexities and costs. The centrally managed, highly scalable, attractively priced cloud platforms were now being designed to support a variety of mobile devices, - e.g. smartphones, tablets, e-readers and laptops.

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Globalization at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As both articles noted, global firms boomed over the past few decades, driven by IT advances that made it much easier to do business around the world and by the fierce global competition that forced companies to become more efficient and lower costs.

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Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That might be a solution to the problem, one solution, but the problem is cost and access. It''s not addressing issues of cost or addressing issues of access, is it? Did you see cost in there to students? Meanwhile, academics deny that cost is even a problem. From price.

The Untethered, Hyperconnected Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With digital platforms, cloud and other such capabilities, the cost of experimentation is much lower than in the past, whereas the cost of missed opportunities is very high. 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. . There is bad-legacy , which costs too much to support and constrains innovation.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the steam engine in the late 18th century, technology advances have been radically improving the productivity of business, enabling companies to significantly lower their prices while providing higher quality products and services.

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. eventually shows up in someone’s ledger of costs or revenues.

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. The draft ended too, reducing the ranks of future GIs, while the GI bill was altered to shift new costs onto former soldiers. Rising costs and falling subsidies have driven average tuition up over 1000% since the 1970s. The latter would cost us $250 million.

Social learning: the freedom to act and cooperate with others

Harold Jarche

Yes, we have always learned and worked socially, but we have never had the power of ridiculously easy group-forming or almost zero-cost duplication of our words and images. Tweet “ Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy “ - Article #7 of The Cluetrain Manifesto, 1999.

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Consumers enjoy an immersive retail experience with inventory and prices being checked by mobile devices and seek instant gratification via one-touch payments. Reducing cash in transaction flows can help lower operating costs for businesses and the government”; and.

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

Dan Pontefract

The amount in each employee’s account increases based on company contributions, our stock price growth and person’s tenure at King Arthur Flour. For comparison sake, according to the United States Social Security Administration, the median wage in the U.S.

En Route to the Cashless Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Square Register is an iPad app that enables merchants to accept payments, generate digital receipts and manage their menu items and prices. The poorer you are, the higher the costs and risks of cash become,” wrote David Wolman last February in a Wall Street Journal article, Time for Cash to Cash Out? “Anyone you know can beg you for a few bucks or steal the hard-earned money that you're trying to save to pay your children's school fees.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such a company-wide initiative should include: access to all information about employees, partners and customers; the ability to scale pilots across the broad workforce, ecosystem and customer base; adherence to government and industry regulations; careful management of security to avoid serious breaches; and a focus on reducing the costs and complexities that result from duplication of systems and information.

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Chief technology officers loved its emphasis on security. Soon, a new low-cost innovative business model begins to develop around the new technology, which the older companies have trouble competing against.

Shaping the Future of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This generality has enabled the Internet to become a powerful platform for innovation, but it’s come at a price: it’s good-enough but not optimal for any one application. The responsibility for security is divided among several actors, making it significantly harder to achieve.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We are increasingly using systems thinking to address some of our most critical contemporary problems including climate change, energy and the environment, cities and metropolitan areas, jobs and productivity, the global economy, financial systems and national security. There are also social equity issues surrounding the transportation costs, which are a burden to many of the city’s residents. But, in both evolution and human designs, robustness and flexibility come at a price.

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

People with time to travel but little money prefer to stay in someone’s moderately priced spare room rather that in a more expensive standard hotel chain. A few weeks ago, NY Times columnist David Brooks posted an OpEd on The Evolution of Trust.

The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

SPARC - "The foundation of Open Education is Open Educational Resources (OER), which are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers." Hewlett Foundation - "Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access , use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions."

Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Turning to an external cloud service provider is often a faster and less costly way to implement a new application than relying on the internal IT organization. Who is ultimately responsible for the security of the data in question?

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Company-wide training modules by a Lead Courseware Developer at a Security Products Corporation. This time it is succeeding because of the price, the voice quality, and the integration with PPT. This means a faster time-to-market and lower cost than human narration. There are obviously ways to keep human voice-over costs down by using in-house talent, but it still takes significantly more time. Obviously, cost and time are a major factor here.

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). Technology has a huge opportunity cost in the form of more effective non-technology interventions. They do nothing to enhance security. These are the slowest lines of the lot, an inexperienced customer cannot scan a price as well as an experience cashier, and the customer has to do his or her own bagging.

Ask not what your company can do for you,?

Martijn Linssen

on customers or industries, but also try to make money by extending their sales area across a (regional, national) border or two, or simply lowering the price. Not much use to crank up revenue if cost outweighs it as a result: you spend more time and energy and get back less money in return.

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

Our competitors may develop products, features, or services that are similar to ours or that achieve greater market acceptance, may undertake more far-reaching and successful product development efforts or marketing campaigns, or may adopt more aggressive pricing policies. Payment transactions on the Facebook Platform may subject us to additional regulatory requirements and other risks that could be costly and difficult to comply with or that could harm our business.

The Passing of an Era

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Mainframe customers like them because they are a highly cost effective platform for large, complex business applications that require the highest degrees of performance, reliability and security. As long as mainframes can continue to provide good value for such mission critical workloads, customers see little reason to go through the large efforts and costs involved in switching to a different platform. The IBM Personal Computer was announced on August 12, 1981.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Even more to the point, as noted in previous points, students are assuming more of the cost, and we have the astonishing situation in which states fund a minority of the costs of state universities. The university environment is not remotely configured to operate in this way, and the bulk of academic staff have made the conscious decision to avoid the value-driven workplace, often at the cost of lower salary expectations.

The Exodus

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Somehow, the price to acquire it jumped from $6 million to $12 million at the last minute. Not surprisingly, it also ran into overruns costing millions of dollars. It actually costs the government money to have a forestry industry in the province. It costs a lot of money and takes a lot of courage to pick up stakes and leave. It cost me every cent I had and I arrived in the city without a job and without prospects.

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The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud service providers offered computing-as-a-service, with near unlimited scalability at very attractive prices. Turning to an external cloud service provider was often a faster and less costly way to implement a new application than relying on the internal IT organization.

New CEO Studies: Nuances of Narcissism, Flattery, and Opinion Conformity

Bob Sutton

It can fuel an inflated self-assessment of your skills, cause you to cling to failing strategies, hurt your firm's long-term performance, and cost you your job. I got my copy of the Administrative Science Quarterly in the mail the other day.

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An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College , whose research focuses on the topic, defines inclusive innovation as looking at “how socially and economically disenfranchised communities can be served through low-cost or resource constrained innovation.”. Most of the companies focusing on inclusive innovation have developed very low cost physical products that are particularly suitable to the requirements of their markets.

Why Do Firms Exist?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on. Thus, firms came into being to make it easier and less costly to get work done. A firm will keep expanding and adding people as long as doing so is less expensive than securing the additional services in the marketplace.

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

And yet, you can take your broken-down car and move that to the nearest garage, and chances are they can fix it quickly and against a competitive price. Projects take up 20-30% or even less of an applications lifecycle, so thats only a small portion of the cost. Business or Pleasure? -

What Client Must Look for While Choosing a Virtual Repository

Adaptive Path

https://security-online.net/data-protection/ Considering the fact that virtual platforms are becoming more and more demanded, plenty of vendors provide their data rooms on the VDR market. As long as there are multiple vendors on the market, the potential customers have a possibility to search out rooms of different price: the exploitation cost varies mainly on the vendor, on the estimated time needed for accomplishment of the deal, on the advanced options expected, etc.

[avignon] [2b2k] Robert Darnton on the history of copyright , open access, the dpla…

David Weinberger

At what cost? ] Parliament rejected the guild’s attempt to secure the licensing act in 1695. The price of academic journals rose ten times faster than the rate of inflation in the 1990s. The Brain costs $23,000. The average list price in chemistry is over $3,000. Now they’d have to buy them back at a price set by Google. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness.

Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 2011

Nancy White

Workshop Pricing : $790 CAD + HST(12%). August 2010 Workshop was Sold Out – Register early to secure your spot at a great price! RSVP and Price in Canadian Dollars. The cost is $790 + HST (12% ($90)) per person.

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Dysfunctional Competition, the Knowing-Doing Gap, and Sears Holdings

Bob Sutton

  And even when they know what needs to be done for the effectiveness of the organization as a whole, they often don't do it -- because helping others (or contributing to the greater good) undermines their income, stature, and job security. The researchers came back with a proposal: Cut prices at several dozen Kmarts across the country, bringing the cost of items to within 5 percent of Walmart’s.

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. The rise in the cost of borrowing would lead to further contraction in the economy. If true (which it is not), such claim would illustrate the utter failure of SCAF to maintain security on the street. A third group is simply worried about the lack of security at the voting stations.

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Against that background, though, they were worried about a much more practical matter: When, they asked, would online video generate enough money to cover their current costs? At this point, any additional complexity is pure cost. About 15 years ago, the supply part of media’s supply-and-demand curve went parabolic, with a predictably inverse effect on price. On the Editor’s Desk » The challenges of complexity - could security collapse? Clay Shirky.

Why I'm Voting NDP

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The issue is apparently costing the NDP support in Quebec. 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. It's an approach that dates back as far back as Pierre Trudeau's stance against wage and price controls in the 1970s.

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