Four short links: 19 January 2018

Pricing, Windows Emulation, Toxic Tech Culture, and AI Futures

By Nat Torkington
January 19, 2018
  1. Pricing Summary — quick and informative read. Three-part tariff (3PT)—Again, the software has a base platform fee, but the fee is $25,000 because it includes the first 150K events free. Each marginal event costs $0.15. In academic research and theory, the three-part tariff is proven to be best. It provides many different ways for the sales team to negotiate on price and captures the most value.
  2. Wine 3.0 Released — the Windows emulator now runs Photoshop CC 2018! Astonishing work.
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  4. Getting Free of Toxic Tech Culture (Val Aurora and Susan Wu) — We didn’t realize how strongly we’d unconsciously adopted this belief that people in tech were better than those who weren’t until we started to imagine ourselves leaving tech and felt a wave of self-judgment and fear. Early on, Valerie realized that she unconsciously thought of literally every single job other than software engineer as “for people who weren’t good enough to be a software engineer” – and that she thought this because other software engineers had been telling her that for her entire career. This.
  5. The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its Role in Society — Microsoft’s book on the AI-enabled future. Three chapters: The Future of Artificial Intelligence; Principles, Policies, and Laws for the Responsible Use of AI; and AI and the Future of Jobs and Work.
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