About Steven R. Harris

Library collections dude. Dog-loving fool. Technology addict. Postmodern novel reader.

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  • Steven shared from Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition by Everett M. Rogers
    The main questions that an individual typically asks about a new idea include “What is the innovation?” “How does it work?” “Why does it work?” “What are the innovation’s consequences?” and “What will its advantages and disadvantages be in my situation?
    Note: Innovation adopters.
  • Steven shared from Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition by Everett M. Rogers
    Often a company will sell a hardware product at a relatively low price in order to capture market share and then sell its software at a relatively high price in order to recover profits. An example is video game players; these are sold at a fairly low price, but the video games to be played on them are sold at a relatively high price. This “shaver-and-blades” strategy is commonly used to speed the diffusion of consumer electronics innovations.
    Note: Diffusion of innovations
  • Steven shared from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman
    being matters more than knowing.
    Note: Harold Bloom
  • Steven shared from The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts
    Suddenly it feels like everything is poised for change;
    Note: On the brink of change.
  • Steven shared from The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts
    We are, it seems, most willing to accept a life hurried and fragmented on every front by technology; we are getting past the prior way of things, which could be slow and frustrating, but was also vivid in its material totality.
    Note: Material totality of tragible (versus digital) culture.