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- What Amazon's ebook strategy means - Charlie's Diary - "Firstly, it's not an accident that Bezos' start-up targeted the book trade. Bookselling in 1994 was a notoriously backward-looking, inefficient, and old-fashioned area of the retail sector. There are structural reasons for this. A bookshop that relies on walk-in customers needs to have a wide range of items in stock because books are not fungible; a copy of the King James Version Bible is not an acceptable substitute for "REAMDE" by Neal Stephenson or "Inside the Puzzle Palace: A History of the NSA" by James Bamford."
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- Why e-books cost so much | Internet & Media - CNET News - "Here's something that tends to get lost in the debate over e-book prices: Paper doesn't cost very much."
- Yes, Copyright's Sole Purpose Is To Benefit The Public | Techdirt
- It’s official: IBM and Red Hat get with OpenStack — Cloud Computing News - RT @SteveTomasco: It’s official: IBM and Red Hat get with OpenStack #ibmcloud #openstack
- SAS 70 / SSAE 16 Issues & How to Fix Them » Data Center Knowledge - "For data centers, the challenge associated with the use of SAS 70 and SSAE 16 is that both standards are focused on internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) concerns. ICFR is crucial for corporations that must comply with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. In most cases, however, ICFR is of limited concern for the services data centers provide for customers. With limited reporting options, data centers were somewhat stuck between a rock and a hard place."
- Why You Can’t Get a Taxi - Magazine - The Atlantic - "But just because Uber is good for its passengers and drivers doesn’t mean that it’s good for everyone. Taxi drivers are a powerful political constituency in many cities. And as Robert McNamara noted drily, “Like any other business, taxi drivers think it would be great if no one could compete with them.” In some cities, including San Francisco and Washington, D.C., a regulatory backlash has hit the company hard."
- IBM and the Eames Office: Minds of Modern Mathematics iPad app
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Posted by Gordon Haff at 12:15 PM