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Hachette wants to continue to price new-release eBooks above $9.99 so it can continue to make what it considers an acceptable amount of profit on new releases and then lower the price point as the new release matures, capturing other audiences as it goes. Amazon wants to nail the price at $9.99 because it’s in the business of selling everything to everyone, and price control is a fine way of locking the consumer into its business ecosystem. Amazon Gets Increasingly Nervous | Whatever
Readers might see a benefit in not having Amazon being the only distributor of books in the world — if, for example, they like having physical bookstores in their home towns, employing local people and contributing to the local economy, and keeping money in the area rather than shipped to Seattle, or if, simply as a matter of practicality, they remember that companies trying to drive the market toward monopoly rarely are on the side of the consumer in the long run. Or for any other number of reasons. Amazon Gets Increasingly Nervous | Whatever
Caro “proprietario dei contenuti” di questo video, sei un esempio da manuale di miopia culturale e commerciale.

Caro “proprietario dei contenuti” di questo video, sei un esempio da manuale di miopia culturale e commerciale.

pollicinor:

Starmale in edizione estiva

pollicinor:

Starmale in edizione estiva

dinosaurspen:

DEC PDP-12

dinosaurspen:

DEC PDP-12

dinosaurspen:

From the Retronaut description:
1967: The General Electric Exoskeleton 
“The G.E. Hardiman I. Hardiman is a name derived from “Human Augmentation Research and Development Investigation.” and Man from MANipulator.”

dinosaurspen:

From the Retronaut description:

1967: The General Electric Exoskeleton

“The G.E. Hardiman I. Hardiman is a name derived from “Human Augmentation Research and Development Investigation.” and Man from MANipulator.”

BANcoMAT

BANcoMAT

Historians inspect the record for factuality. Journalists almost never do. They instead interview the players, who often contradict one another and have agendas, leaving the journalist the job of guessing what might have been the truth. The written record, if inspected, can actually decide these issues in many cases. Four Steve Jobs Myths about Pixar

dinosaurspen:

DEC terminal finds itself viscously attacked by a bear. 

(Source: flic.kr)

“So, the mantra became, preserve the growth rates; to hell with the actual numbers. Even the growth rates are fiction. The fudge is in the “others” category, which is used as a plug to make the numbers work out. In fairness, we did do survey work, calling around, and attending white box conferences and venues to try to get a feel for that market, but in the end, the process was political. I used to tell customers which parts of the data they could trust, essentially the major vendors by form factor and region. The rest was garbage. “The industry itself was aware of these issues, but agreed to maintain the fiction because it was convenient. Most vendors kept their own numbers, but referred to IDC for public purposes. Thing is, real executives got real compensation based on our numbers. There were other games played, but that’s for another time. PC sales estimates: How the sausage gets made
Boršč “vegano”

Boršč “vegano”

UK Government decided against the introduction of private copying levies [which, for instance, have been recently at the centre of heated discussions in Italy], also on consideration that British consumers would not tolerate them. “They are inefficient, bureaucratic and unfair, and disadvantage people who pay for content”, said the Minister, The IPKat: From 1 October UK will have exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody
Alla mossa provocatoria di Apple (che ha alzato i prezzi dei suoi device con la scusa della copia privata) gli autori italiani hanno risposto con una conferenza stampa, […] ribadendo le loro giuste ragioni e regalando i preziosi cellulari (acquistati in Francia e pagati meno che in Italia) […] La Siae coglie la prima mela e regala iPhone [SIAENews]
The only tablet we’ve seen that’s more difficult to take apart than an iPad Air is the Surface Pro. Android Influencers: iFixit founders Kyle Wiens and Luke Soules | Greenbot