Discussion Archive: October 2006

26 Oct 2006 - 2:56pm
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Mark Schraad
2006

Snivelling about capitalism... wasPrimaryinterface

This is flat out incorrect. Depending upon the phse of growth and maturity a business is in, it may very well not be profitable or have profit as its major concern. All businesses keep an eye on the "taxible" profit and seek to limit that liability but not at the risk of long term gains and shareholder interests. It is a rare business strategy that seeks to avoid profitability.

Investments in quality, r&d, service as well as infrastructure can reduce short term revenues and profits.

26 Oct 2006 - 2:13pm
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Lorne Trudeau
2006

Snivelling about capitalism... was Primaryinterface

"Businesses ... ONLY want to maximize profits."

Actually, that's not true at all. Maximizing profits is the most
efficient way of maximizing your tax burden. Businesses generally try to
maximize growth while minimizing profit.
Profit/capital accumulation is usually used as a risk mitigation
strategy (think Microsoft).
Lorne

26 Oct 2006 - 1:12pm
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Antonella Pavese
2006

Fwd: Snivelling about capitalism... was Primary interface

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Antonella Pavese <antonella.pavese at gmail.com>
Date: Oct 26, 2006 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Snivelling about capitalism... was Primary interface
To: "jackbellis. com" <jackbellis at hotmail.com>

In addition to profit, there are few other tenets in Capitalism, Jack,
such as competition and market economy.

26 Oct 2006 - 11:21am
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jbellis
2005

Snivelling about capitalism... was Primary interface

I can't take it anymore. I've tried to be politically correct, but I'm
incapable. I'm relableling this thread to what people really want to talk
about, "Snivelling about capitalism..." and automation.

Why is everyone so offended that companies do everything they do to make
money?

Businesses, with rare exceptions like Ben & Jerry's (who already have enough
money), ONLY want to maximize profits.

26 Oct 2006 - 9:34am
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Greg Petroff
2004

Give-A-Little-Back-06 Thursday am update

Hi everyone,

Many thanks for all your contributions over the last 24 hours. Here is an
update on the pledge drive as of this morning. We raised $195 during Robert
Reimann's match chellenge, so with his matching $'s we earned an additional
$195.00. Kim Goodwin from Cooper's challenge is still in play untill 12 noon
Pacifict time today. As of this morning we have raised $320.00 toward the
challenge match earning IxDA and additional $320. So yesterday we earned
$1030!!! Thanks everyone.

26 Oct 2006 - 9:14am
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Soo Basu
2005

Firefox 2.0

Has anyone tried using FireFox 2.0?
I seriously have issues with it.
It's slow, it hangs...
and the first time I lost all my bookmarks, until I figured out what
del.icio.us was doing behind my back...
and the bookmarks toolbar...where is it? I don't want my del.icio.us
links there...I want all the frequently accessed stuff!
Much less in love,
S

--
"Less isn't more, just enough is more!"
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S. Basu
Interaction Designer
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26 Oct 2006 - 7:35am
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Marc Resnick
2006

social networking within organizations

>> I am pulling this old thread to get some specific discussion along
>> social networking inside organizations. There is a lot of buzz out
>> there. MicroSoft SharePoint's new Beta has a good tool built in.

>> However, I am not sure in what context is it used inside
>> organizations. Do you guys have any stories to share?

25 Oct 2006 - 11:36pm
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Soo Basu
2005

IE7 vs Firefox

Hi
Can anyone tell me how is the IE7 different from Firefox?
Is there much difference now, that they've moved into tabbed browsing,
faster page loads and better image rendering?
Why do we designers spend so much time customzing web pages for IE...
Soo

25 Oct 2006 - 11:26am
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Pradyot Rai
2004

Social Networking inside organization (Was: Reading group for Social Network theory?)

Hi there,

I am pulling this old thread to get some specific discussion along
social networking inside organizations. There is a lot of buzz out
there. MicroSoft SharePoint's new Beta has a good tool built in.

However, I am not sure in what context is it used inside
organizations. Do you guys have any stories to share? What points you
bring to address its "must have" case (as against "good to have").

I look at Social Networks inside enterprise along two dimentions --
talent management (identifying/retaining) and sales force
infrastructure (for operational efficencies).

25 Oct 2006 - 9:56am
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Greg Petroff
2004

Give a Little Back 06 :Wednesday morning Update

Wow thanks everyone for yesterday! We raised $501.00 toward our goal. We
have another challenge grant from our President, Robert Reimann today from
now until 12:00 noon Pacific Time. For each $1 you contribute Robert will
contribute $1 up to $200.00. Lets not let his match go to waiste! Here is a
message from Robert. Keep on giving!

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Dear IxDA members,

This is your opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way not only to
IxDA, but to the entire interaction design community.