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? -

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?

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.

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.

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.” The tide of popular sentiment is turning against tracking-based advertising — and Apple knows it.

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 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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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.

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. Surprisingly, many non-profits fail to secure valuable partnerships not because the companies are too busy or disinterested, but because they fail to frame the it in the right way.

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.

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. Recently we had a report in "The Chronicle of Higher Education," 11 publishers are raising their prices all at the same time. 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. In the last twenty years of the twentieth century, investors shifted from Industrial Age thinking to Knowledge Era thinking. The shift changed how owners value businesses.

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.” .

From jobs to meaningful work

Harold Jarche

The worship of shareholder value is covered in detail, with the executives doing everything they can to drive up share prices, increasing the value of their stock options while delivering another round of layoffs.


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.

Social learning: the freedom to act and cooperate with others

Harold Jarche

Tweet “ Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy “ - Article #7 of The Cluetrain Manifesto, 1999. The Net, especially working and learning in networks, subverts many of the hierarchies we have developed over hundreds of years.

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.

After Facebook fails

Doc Searls

Ask any celebrity about the price of fame and they’ll tell you: it’s anonymity. advertise (or “intentcast” your own needs in an anonymous and secure way. Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review.

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.

Taking Charge of your own Development

Harold Jarche

Think of yourself as a Freelancer for Life – and so always nuture your network no matter what – avoid getting lulled into a sense of false security.

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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. . If it is a public company, it has investors, a stock price and financial expectations to meet - quarter after quarter after quarter. A few weeks ago I attended the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

[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.

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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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. There is no longer enough income to support a well-paid full-time faculty and provide students a reasonably priced education of acceptable quality at the majority of colleges and universities in this country.

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. .

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.

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. They say, if it moves measure it. I’ve been finding myself thinking a lot about how to measure UX lately — mainly to realize that I halfway don’t believe it’s possible.

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. But, in both evolution and human designs, robustness and flexibility come at a price.

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

Mark Oehlert

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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.

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.

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?

Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

One of the main reasons Firefox has succeeded is that it, unlike all the other browsers, was dedicated to users unfettered, secure, and as private as possible use of the Internet. Since PrivateFox would have serious value for individuals, it would have a price tag.

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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.

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.

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.

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. It's an approach that dates back as far back as Pierre Trudeau's stance against wage and price controls in the 1970s. Once in power, however, he very quickly instituted wage and price controls.

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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.