What Do You Think the Future of the Workplace Will Look Like?

Here are Gartner’s ten trends:

  1. De-routinization of Work
  2. Work Swarms
  3. Weak Links
  4. Working With the Collective
  5. Work Sketch-Ups
  6. Spontaneous Work
  7. Simulation and Experimentation
  8. Pattern Sensitivity
  9. Hyperconnected
  10. My Place

http://www.ebizq.net/blogs/connectedweb/2010/08/get_ready_for_chaos_at_work_w…

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Slashdot Games Story | Xbox Live Pricing To Go Up To $60 Per Year

Live is a portal that provides the following:
– Targeted Advertising, which makes Microsoft money
– Media purchasing avenue (Games, Videos, Add-ons, etc), which makes Microsoft money
– Multiplayer functionality around games which make Microsoft Money
– Subscription Fee, which makes Microsoft money

Only cost that has no/little return is from people who play multilayer constantly and somehow avoids seeing any of the advertisements.

This is really just a profit grab. I can’t really blame them since they don’t have to compete with anyone for their existing install base, but it does irk me.