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Smoke Signals | the human network
When all four of these design principles are embodied in a work, another design principle emerges: resilience. Something that is distributed, transport independent, secure and open is very, very difficult to subvert, shut down, or block. It will survive all sorts of disasters. Including warfare.
design  computer  technology  freedom  open-source  privacy  transparency  social-media  graphs  social-networks  manifesto  internet  future  social  facebook  commerce 
march 2011 by tsuomela
The Christmas tree and the TV set: If they were made for each other, why keep them apart?
"Christmas is watched on television at least as much as it actually lived, if not more. "
culture  television  christmas  commerce 
december 2010 by tsuomela
SSRN-The Longer Tail: The Changing Shape of Amazon’s Sales Distribution Curve by Erik Brynjolfsson, Yu Jeffrey Hu, Michael Smith
Internet consumers derive significant surplus from increased product variety, and in particular, the “Long Tail” of niche products that can be found on the Internet at retailers like Amazon.com. In this paper we analyze how the shape of Amazon’s sales distribution curve has changed from 2000 to 2008, and how this impacts the resulting consumer surplus gains from increased product variety in the online book market. Specifically, in 2008 we collected sales and sales rank data on a broad sample of books sold through Amazon.com and compare it to similar data we gathered in 2000.
long-tail  commerce  ecommerce  business  online  niche  books 
october 2010 by tsuomela
RSA - Home
For over 250 years the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress. Our approach is multi-disciplinary, politically independent and combines cutting edge research and policy development with practical action.
We encourage public discourse and critical debate by providing platforms for leading experts to share new ideas on contemporary issues. Our projects generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today and our work is supported by a 27,000 strong Fellowship - achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive social change.
The RSA is registered as a charity in England and Wales no. 212424 and in Scotland no. SC037784
england  arts  charity  non-profit  commerce  innovation  inspiration  research  uk 
june 2010 by tsuomela
Welcome to The Journal of Commerce Online | Journal of Commerce
The Journal of Commerce
Through its publications, Web sites, and data services, UBM Global Trade is the leading supplier of business information for people involved in transporting goods and commodities in the United States and internationally. Its publications and online services include The Journal of Commerce, The Journal of Commerce Online, PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions, Directory of U.S. Exporters/Importers, Official Export Guide, U.S. Custom House Guide, and Transportation Telephone Tickler.
news  business  magazine  transportation  commerce  finance  journal  shipping  logistics  economics 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Retropolis Transit Authority - Printfection.com
The Retropolis Transit Authority welcomes you to its streamlined, ultra-retro-modern collection of apparel for the World of Tomorrow! Our shirts are colorful, high quality tees and jerseys imprinted with the cheerful advertising slogans of yesterday's tom
tshirts  commerce  design  future 
may 2008 by tsuomela
deadmalls DOT com
Miscellaneous reports about retail malls that have closed up or are in serious decline. From MN - Apache, Knollwood, Bandana Square.
history  business  retail  commerce  culture 
february 2008 by tsuomela

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