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Bragi Halldórsson
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mjög gott viðtal í Wired við höfunda bókarinnar The Dyslexic Advantage um lesblindu, um „styrk“ lesblindra, svo fremi sem skólar eyðileggi ekki sérgáfur og styrkleika þeirra. Eða eins og annar höfundur bókarinna segir þegar hann er spurður:

Wired: Would you want to be dyslexic if you could choose to be?

Brock: Absolutely! It’s a phenomenal kind of wiring.
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þótt ég sé hlyntur CC höfundarleyfðu efni er C höfundarvarið efni jafn mikilvægt eftir sem áður og þörfin fyrir það að höfundar njóti greiðslu fyrir sitt efni. Hér er ábending um afhverju e-bækur kosta ekki minna en þær gera og geta illa lækkað í verði, jafnvel þótt höfundar þeirra fengju ekkert í sinn hlut.
This @wsj article hints at some of the complex economics that keep ebook prices high. While it's true that ebooks don't have as much manufacturing cost associated with them, the manufacturing cost has always been a surprisingly small part of the overall cost of a book, except in the case of massively-hyped books that fail to live up to expectations. For example, for O'Reilly books in the heyday of print publishing, our manufacturing costs were always in the 15-16% of net sales range (i.e. roughly 8% of list price.)

Now that print runs are getting smaller, manufacturing costs actually go up (because printing costs go down with volume). So a book whose sales are 50% print and 50% ebook might actually have higher manufacturing costs than when the book was p-only.

Meanwhile, the fixed costs of bringing a book to market are fairly high, at least for traditional publishers. Those costs have to be spread across all revenue sources for the book - both p- and e-.

As the attached WSJ article hints, there is downward pricing pressure from new low-cost self-publishers even though Amazon is no longer able to drive prices down by selling below cost.

Meanwhile, in some cases lower prices drive much higher volumes, but this isn't always the case.

Net-net: expect publishers to experiment a lot with prices, to see what the tradeoffs are. In the end, though, it's important to realize that most publishers aren't trying to gouge customers with a product that is somehow "free" to them. They are trying to stay afloat by recouping the cost of developing their product plus a reasonable profit.
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hér er tól Google til að gefa G+ notendum möguleika á því að stofna síður/blog/heimili fyrirtækja á G+ sem og almennt á vefnum og því bíð ég bara eftir því að þeir opni fyrir tengingu milli sites og G+. Svo eiga þeir eftir væntanlega að leggja niður groups í núverandi mynd og innlima það í G+
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fyrsta upplifun af G+ er að þetta lítur út og virkar eins og Diaspora Beta stefndi að að gera. Því miður er Diaspora ennþá í Alfa svo G+ gæti breytt miklu fyrir þróun þess dæmis.
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þá er maður komin hingað inn, næsta tól að prófa og fikta. Spurning hvert það muni bera mann.
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