Excellent post from Kevin Kelly. Lessons of why a fee-based – but free at point of use – model works in valuing the intangibles, and “products” that are perceived as “staples”. Flat or monthly fixed pricing is one way of pricing “as if free.” ….. Subscriptions tend to emphasize and charge for intangible values: regularity, […]
Entries from November 2009
0 November 30, 2009 at 10:19am by Psybertron
0 November 28, 2009 at 6:39am by Psybertron
Interesting series recently on white-collar crime from Laurie Taylor on “Thinking Allowed”. This week’s program was on social software communications in the post-Obama party-political election environment, and it was interesting that Laurie joined up the two subjects, in the intent and honesty of communication in these channels. Bingo. The inventors of the internet didn’t overlook […]
0 November 27, 2009 at 6:27am by Psybertron
Excellent marketing for “Tactical Nuclear Penguin“, and at £30 a pop, clearly not a contribution to binge-drinking – 20x the price for 5x to 10x the alcohol – so that’s a complete red-herring. Their previous brew “Tokyo” at 18% was apparently genuinely brewed to that level using Champagne yeast, but how do you create 32% alcohol […]
0 November 27, 2009 at 5:06am by Psybertron
A professional athlete that is. Jessica Ennis interviewed.
0 November 27, 2009 at 4:48am by Psybertron
Now that is bravery, in living memory of this kind of thing.
0 November 26, 2009 at 7:25am by Psybertron
Excellent competition collection. Not all equally good – the Jordan image has an impossible depth of field, yet the background is insufficiently blurred – simply distracting – unlike say the image of the child on the highway? Love the shadow of Lombok on the intervening cloud as well as on the landscape behind.
0 November 26, 2009 at 2:09am by Psybertron
“What are all these expense claims from the night club ?” “I say. I say, what … ” “Sorry I’m still a bit deaf. They’re all part of our research project, professor.” This actually doesn’t sound like good research … too many other left / right dominance possibilities here, besides the hearing, surely … but this is […]
0 November 25, 2009 at 3:28pm by Psybertron
Recently read Khaled Hosseni, both “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns”. Both powerful stories of recent Afghan history, across three family generations, across the Russian occupation and the Taliban (and refuge / emigration in Pakistan and USA). The former already well known as a film (which I’ve not seen). The latter even more […]
0 November 25, 2009 at 10:55am by Psybertron
Ant McWatt has a screening of “On The Road with Robert Pirsig” tomorrow at the second day of the Wirral Film Festival on Merseyside, UK. Good luck Ant.
0 November 24, 2009 at 1:54am by Psybertron
Talking of healthy debate, the AGW debate is a debate – a debate about what to do for the best hopefully, rather than a debate about whether it’s “science” and whether it’s “proven” – I refer to my previous post – what a waste. George Monbiot has been blogging on the recent backlash, so I’m […]
0 November 23, 2009 at 5:59pm by Psybertron
What a waste.
2 November 23, 2009 at 5:29pm by Psybertron
A new post from Chris Locke after a 6 month hiatus at Mystic Bourgeoisie. I think Chris is getting closer to his agenda – the “but I’m not new-age” meme – is a meme defined by new-ageism. He’s right there, the problem of “Numinous Lunacy and Sanctimonious Narcissism” as he calls it, is memetic. Not […]
0 November 23, 2009 at 4:31pm by Psybertron
Another one to add to the list of brain lesions / malfunctions as clues to the workings of mind. Faced with an otherwise fully functioning brain and the total inability to communicate Belgian Rom Houben, simply had to dream to fill his time – for 23 years ! [Today - Sat 28th - apparently scientific […]
0 November 22, 2009 at 11:42am by Psybertron
A mere blogging tool no longer.
0 November 22, 2009 at 10:51am by Psybertron
Excellent piece by Clive James on Belle de Jour. (Nov 15, 2009 is the relevant post.) [A man of the world like CJ claims never to have even met a sex worker? He should get out more. BTW re-read Clive's piece a couple of times ... it really is excellent material.]
0 November 22, 2009 at 8:51am by Psybertron
Hey, if Blackburn’s Givet transferred to Liverpool, the latter would have the partnership of Givet Ngog. (HT to Sylvia)
0 November 20, 2009 at 12:31pm by Psybertron
Latest Edge has an interesting piece on “36 Arguments for the Existence of God” .. interesting because it is clearly about debunking those arguments, but seems to recognize the ills of the extreme scientific fundamentalist front of “the new atheists”. Naturally, I like the idea that Harris and Dennett are acknowledged ahead of the current […]
0 November 20, 2009 at 12:26pm by Psybertron
Interesting piece on the success or otherwise of Second Life. Not least because of the comment thread; read a few.
0 November 20, 2009 at 2:31am by Psybertron
I wasn’t going to comment on this – but Thierry Henry ? – Robbo’s right. Weird game for Henry all round – the Irish really were the better side all night – but unfairly booked for diving (it wasn’t a penalty either) and he’d handled twice earlier in the game too.
2 November 12, 2009 at 4:01am by Psybertron
All UK Nurses to be graduate entry only ! WTF ?
0 November 11, 2009 at 5:05am by Psybertron
Public project structures are important, like cathedrals used to be - and I like this idea – the funding architecture as well as the physical architecture.