Six topics for the price of one

Jay Cross

HTML5 creates pages that are better, faster, cheaper, simpler to develop, and secure. I’m spending the first quarter of the year learning experientially by walking around and trying new things. This blog is turning conversational. It’s me to you. Informal. Personal.

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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.

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Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use

Martijn Linssen

The To Tweet Or ReTweet Flowchart Your Twitter security is an egg, not an onion "Social Influence tools" only measure Twitter use Do we need to behave differently on Twitter? Business or Pleasure? -

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

Mark Oehlert

is a good price for the "ghettoblaster" January 30, 2008 in design | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Engaging Web design from Dutch dept.

#1 Progressives Transform America This Month

Nine Shift

Last week the New Yorkers finished its session, with new laws on rent regulation, climate change, criminal justice, congestion pricing, sexual harassment, gun control, and more. Last week was the clincher: progressives have transformed America for the rest of the century.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Foremost among these limitations are privacy, security and inclusion. “Doing business on the Internet requires a leap of faith” because the infrastructure lacks the necessary security. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet protocols?

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains - How Are They Doing After 10 Years?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin aimed to become a decentralized cryptocurrency and digital payment system that would enable the secure exchange of digital money without the need for central government authorities or financial intermediaries. Its price has been subject to wild fluctuations over the past two years.

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

Andy McAfee

When I mentioned this on Twitter someone tweeted back about security concerns, but I don’t see what they would be. I’ve flown a lot, but have never seen the person checking boarding passes at the gate do anything related to security.

Blockchain’s Potential for Environmental Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain technologies promise to significantly improve the efficiency and security of business transactions and data sharing among participants in a global ecosystem, such as supply chains, financial services, and similar complex applications involving multiple institutions.

professional learner’s toolkit

Harold Jarche

Each browser has different security and privacy settings, depending on what type of resource I need to access. I ensure online security by using a password manager: 1Password.

it’s the system

Harold Jarche

Let us not forget that high levels of economic inequality come at a price not only for the poor but also for the extremely wealthy themselves. Such violence stems from a “power structure that allows or enables violence against some citizens as the price for maintaining extreme privilege.”.

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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.

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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. Tom Wheeler, the chair of the FCC, has said he wants to “ preempt ” those laws. Congress is maneuvering to extend the ban nationwide.

Reflections on the Longevity of Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As pointed out in the announcement, the new system is a result of more than $1B in R&D investments over the past four years, resulting in major improvements in performance, security, availability and other key enterprise features. It was important to get the maximum efficiency and price-performance out of each machine, so the hardware architecture and operating system were carefully designed to achieve high processor utilizations and fast response times to high volume transactions.

A Framework for the Safe Management of Digital Identities and Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a world that’s increasingly governed by digital transactions and data, our existing methods for managing security and privacy are proving inadequate. But to reach a higher level of privacy and security, we need to establish trusted data ecosystems, which requires the exchange and sharing of data across a variety of institutions. However, safeguarding the data used to validate identities creates security and privacy issues of its own.

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Do Low-Cost, All-Inclusive LMS Packages Exist?


An LMS with mobile capabilities enables a user to access company information (which is stored securely in an online location), including training-related resources like online courses and quizzes. Find out more about TOPYX, a fixed-price LMS, by getting a free, live demo today.

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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. Skeptics are still not convinced that cloud can provide the necessary security, reliability, privacy and governance.

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

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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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

transactions and investments) kept in­-house… These ecosystems apply new technologies to take care of most domestic and commercial needs… Customers prefer to remain as passive consumers,… The ecosystem owners manage security and regulation.” .

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Globalization at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, in addition, they must now secure “the conditions for sustained prosperity, which requires a more inclusive model for global economic integration and technological progress.” Their proposed agenda comprises seven areas of opportunity: Shape the Next Wave of Globalization.

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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. As a result, it is highly unlikely that Bitcoin prices will stablize for the foreseeable future.

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Of course, yesterday’s common sense included such principles as racial inequality, ignorance to environmental stewardship, ever-rising housing prices, sexual preference as a preference, etc. The reputation of the school district will drive housing prices, and shape neighborhoods.

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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.

[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. For the most part what’s happening is that these security institutions genuinely believe most of the time that what they’re doing is protecting us from big threats that we don’t understand. NC: The trade-off is presented as being for security.

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The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I would suggest that faculty weren't interested in offering or using open access long before publishers changed their prices. Cost and Price Wiley says, Because Pearson has the exclusive rights to distribute this title ( Campbell's Biology ), there is no competition and you’ll pay over $200 for a new copy. These numbers strongly suggest that there is a lot more to textbook prices than licensing. Price is based on willingness to pay.


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. The price tag of these things had kept me out of the market, but Verizon has a sale going now.

Network Era Fluency

Harold Jarche

For example, United Breaks Guitars, a video that gave a whack on the side of the head to United Airlines, adversely affected United’s stock price. Today, it’s all about networks, something you were most likely not taught about in school.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

“A digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Gas, an internal transaction pricing mechanism, is used to mitigate spam and allocate resources on the network.

Creative Economy Journey, Postcard #6: Chasing Chickens!

Seb Paquet

On the resilience (“food security”) front, supply is the most obvious thing to consider. Also connected to food security is the monoculture problem. This could create scarcity, make food prices go up quickly and spell trouble.

Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Enterprises then started to consolidate most of these departmental servers into a few large centralized data centers that were easier to manage and secure. Who is ultimately responsible for the security of the data in question?

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Why are bankers paid so much?

Steve Denning

They placed limits on interest rates, prohibited deposit-taking institutions from issuing securities, and, by preventing financial institutions from merging with one another, kept most of them relatively small.

PBS: How to fix America? First, diagnose the problem right.

Steve Denning

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A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Chief technology officers loved its emphasis on security. This standardization is enabling many new companies to become part of the growing IT ecosystem, which will undoubtedly lead to lower prices and increased innovation. .

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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.

Bad banking

Jay Cross

The heart of the matter is how financial institutions report the value of securities their vaults. Mutual funds “mark their portfolios to market;&# that is, they tote up the value of their securities using the prices investors are willing to pay for them. Last week American banks found a sleazy way to look better on paper. Instead of improving performance, they changed the way they keep score.

Without the need to think, people stop doing so

Martijn Linssen

They always tell me how things in Europe are so much better: education, social security, pensions, teenage pregnancy, literacy, public transportation, etcetera. And if this is the price paid by the US, what did they get in return? Business or Pleasure? -

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. On January 27, Citi and Imperial College held their third annual Digital Money Symposium in London.

New Adaptive Path Event—Designing Experiences: Financial Services in a Connected Age

Adaptive Path

These are: assembled quickly; held in our offices, and registration is set at a low price. Since the mid-90s, banks and investment brokerages realized that they needed to make their customers feel extremely secure about how their money was being handled, and that a solid user experience was crucial in doing this. When you register, you can use the discount code BLOG for 10% off the registration price. We're trying something new at Adaptive Path.

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What Client Must Look for While Choosing a Virtual Repository

Adaptive Path 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.

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.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

So I wrote a letter (yes its really long ago) to the companys CEO, got a response and 60% off the price - he also agreed the cost of the service was too high given the value of the product itself I bought myself a new laptop yesterday, a budget one costing less than 500 euro, for my new startup.

E1.0 is childhood, E2.0 is adolescence

Martijn Linssen

Esteban argues its the lack of job security, Dennis argues its the lack of crisis - and neither are right. I know of a few people who still live with their parents and say they dont like it, but complain about how housing prices are keeping them from leaving. Business or Pleasure? -