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). This is far below Consumer Reports’ reported prices of $127 – $199 (both Walmart).

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Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. But, as we well know, there are serious downsides to technology-based automation.

It's All About the Business Model, - Not the Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New technology alone, - no matter how transformative, - is not enough to propel a business into the future. The business model wrapped around the technology is the key to its success or failure. Technology-enabled business models.

Non-Technologists Agree: It’s the Technology

Andy McAfee

Both were written by first-rate researchers, none of whom specialize in studying the impact of technology. And both came to the same conclusion: that digital technologies were largely responsible for the phenomena they examined.

The Dark Side of Technology

John Hagel

  Every talk or article coming out of Silicon Valley follows the prescribed template: start with a dazzling description of awesome new digital technologies and then proceed to explore all the wonderful benefits and opportunities that these technologies will bring to us.   I want to explore the dark side of these technologies.  I don’t mean to deny the incredible benefits that all these technologies are bringing us. 

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples In this post, we will look more closely at costs of Text-to-Speech and issues around TTS Voice Licensing and Pricing. The subject of TTS voice licensing and pricing is important because it helps e-learning practitioners understand which TTS tools they are legally allowed to use for their specific applications as well as letting them estimate the costs and pricing models of using these TTS tools. Personal licenses are sold for a low fixed price.

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Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. And data can’t easily be owned either, it can be garnered from nonproprietary sources… if past technology revolutions are indicative, we will see entirely new industries spring up we hadn’t even thought of.”. But, as we well know, there are serious downsides to technology-based automation.

Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. But third, and perhaps most critically, you don't actually get any improvements in output using the technological solution. It is in this context we need to read an article like Kentaro Toyama's Can Technology End Poverty?

Technology Spending Is On Its Way Down. Or It Isn’t. Or It Doesn’t Matter.

Andy McAfee

But I’m not so sure that the impact of digital technologies tapered off to the extent the graph above would have us believe.

A different approach to enterprise technology

Euen Semple

The organiser Ana Neves takes an interesting approach to connecting technology vendors and potential customers. As a way of helping potential customers get their heads around technology it was so much more interesting and relevant than the usual unsatisfying mêlée at trade shows or being hounded by salesmen. I delivered the closing keynote at SocialNow in Amsterdam yesterday.

Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology

John Hagel

Despite all the hype, businesses are still significantly under-estimating the business impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Now, I'll use IoT technologies to illustrate how just one of many technologies will enable the evolution of business models. Like all digital technologies, the price/performance of IoT technologies is evolving at an exponential rate. Current applications for this technology.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 The fixed-price contract that has been signed with the vendor for this course is for 766 hours of development at an average hourly rate of $116 for a total of $89,000+. His question is whether this price is reasonable, high or worth raising a stink. From his brief description, the price sounds high, but I would need to know a bit more detail to be sure.

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Technology Spending Is On Its Way Down. Or It Isn’t. Or It Doesn’t Matter.

Andy McAfee

But I’m not so sure that the impact of digital technologies tapered off to the extent the graph above would have us believe.

Technology and the Right Decision Rights Decisions

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Technology and the Right Decision Rights Decisions by Andrew McAfee on March 6, 2009 My current print version of Information Week has an interesting cover story about “demand-signal management,&# a highfalutin term for getting data about what’s selling, then using it to make decisions about manufacturing, replenishment, etc. technologies. technologies.

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup. Collaborative Technologies: Helping Funders Work Together Better. Technology for Good Report.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Senate Science and Technology Caucus

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

From “Buy What We Have” to “Connected Customer Strategies”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In it, companies provide high-quality offerings at competitive prices, but it’s up to customers to identify their needs and seek out the appropriate products or services to meet them.

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A Novel Method for Measuring the Value of Free Digital Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Online information may be updated every minute of the day and accessible almost anywhere in the world, but its price is usually radically lower than that of its physical counterpart, - if there even is a price. If the price is zero, then “zero times any quantity is still zero.

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The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite the relentless advances of digital technologies, productivity growth has been declining over the past decade. While technologies may advance rapidly, humans and our institutions change slowly.

nigelpaine.com - Blog - The Economy and Technology

Nigel Paine

Technology. Nic Price. The Economy and Technology. This is a great article from Hamish McRae here called Dont Despair, Technology Still had the Power to save the World. It is in todays Indy and argues that technology could well be a big part of the answer to our economic woes. in Technology , Thoughts. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. nigelpaine.com. Leadership. Learning. Links. Articles. Presentations.

The Business Value of Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Industrial Revolution was “as much about process innovations that reduced waste and increased productivity as it was about the application of new technologies,” wrote Roger Martin in a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article, - The High Price of Efficiency.

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Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It introduced the blockchain , - which most everyone agrees is a truly brilliant architecture built on decades-old fundamental research in cryptography, distributed data, distributed computing, game theory and other advanced technologies.

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Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the lead article , technology editor Ludwig Siegele defined cloud computing by first giving a very succinct history of computing: “In the beginning computers were human. I first came across the term in a Forrester report on the Top Emerging Technologies to Watch in 2018.

Dear Magazines: please quit screwing loyal subscribers

Doc Searls

All but Consumer Reports offered lower prices to new subscribers. Here’s my last automatic payment, from July of last year: And here is the current lowest price on the New Yorker website : That doesn’t give me the price for a year.

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The Myth of the Washed-Up, Middle-Age Entrepreneur

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Further analysis showed that the forward 5-year multiples of their stock price tended to rise as they got older, with the peak coming at 48 for Jobs, 39 for Gates, 45 for Bezos, and 36 for Brin and Page.

The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond innovations in existing sectors, the rapidly improving price/performance of GPTs have led over time to the creation of whole new applications and industries. Beyond its use by leading edge technology companies, w e’re still in the early stages of AI deployment.

"Lend Me Your Wallets:" Research on the Link Between Charismatic.

Bob Sutton

Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. An Amazing Story About a Certified Asshole on This American Life » "Lend Me Your Wallets:" Research on the Link Between Charismatic CEOs and Stock Price, Featuring Steve Jobs.   He answered that he was pretty interested in the link between CEO actions and stock price

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the proper context, there are no inherent inconsistencies between having both transformative technological advances and lagging productivity. Another possibility is that the productivity benefits of new technologies are being enjoyed by a relatively small fraction of the economy.

Next year your entire desk will be a computer control device

Ross Dawson

Mashable says it is due for release next year at a price of $1,299, making it not much more than a big screen. The price for devices like these will not need to come down much more for the productivity impact to be worth the price for many. Technology trends

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Automation Anxieties - We’ve Been Here Before

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Automation anxieties have been with us ever since the 1810s, when the so-called Luddites smashed the new weaving machines that were threatening their textile jobs, and they continued to resurface over the past two centuries right along with advances in technology.

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The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Mainframes and PCs were the defining technologies of the centralized model and client-server models respectively. The Internet is the defining technology of the cloud computing model.

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Customer Experience - the Key Competitive Differentiator in the Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

About five years ago, McKinsey conducted an online survey of over 850 CEOs and other senior executives to find out how their companies were faring in their implementation of digital technologies and strategies.

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Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lepore’s article may well be part of a growing backlash against the relentless advances in technology. Most of us who’ve studied or lived through them find Christensen’s work to be a useful explanation and organizing framework for understanding technology-based disruptions.

The Rise of the Global Superstar Company

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Economist argues that three major force s are responsible for this new era of concentration: technology, globalization, and regulation. Technology. Companies leveraged technological advances and economies of scale to become bigger.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. The ICT (information and communications technologies) sector is the engine of digitization for the broader economy. Digital technologies now touch the economy in myriads of ways.

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A Framework for the Safe Management of Digital Identities and Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain technologies could be used to provide a shared, immutable log of events. Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, a panel of global experts convened by the World Economic Forum selected blockchain as one of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016, based on its potential to fundamentally change the way economies work.

Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the topics discussed was how companies generally deal with major technology and market changes, - like those that have been taking place all around us for the past few decades. Why are so many successful, well managed companies done in by disruptive technology and market changes?

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Blockchain and the Future of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While the Internet, blockchain, and other technology advances would seem to support the decentralization of the economy away from big companies, the data indicates that, at least so far, their demise is not evident.

The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Governments in the emerging world welcomed the jobs, exports and technology that global firms brought. Then around the late 1980s, technological and market forces started reshaping multinationals into something new, the globally integrated enterprise.

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Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More recently, lean principles have been playing a key role in a variety of industries beyond manufacturing which must now adapt to the fast changing technologies and markets of the Internet age.

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Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technology writer Nicholas Carr was also a speaker at the conference. It’s what has always happened when technologies become ubiquitous in society, - electricity, telephones, television, - and now IT.