Monday, April 27, 2009

The way to play in the game in a user network is ESS.

In the 20th century, at least in the West, we were taught that games of life were zero sum.

But it turns out that in winning in the game of a user network economies you need a different strategy to win the game: evolutionarily stable strategy. Wikipedia says that "In game theory and behavioural ecology, an evolutionarily stable strategy[1] (ESS) is a strategy which, if adopted by a population of players, cannot be invaded by any alternative strategy that is initially rare." see The Selfish Gene.
A&R buys DuCreaser on behalf of local printer to cut its costs
"Adam Hooker, , 24 April 2009

Sheffield-based A&R Trade Print has said printers should work together in order to boost purchasing power, as the trade printer signed for two DC445 DuCreasers at Northprint on Thursday - one for itself and one for another local printer.

Clive Jaques, managing director at A&R, told PrintWeek: 'We got a better deal buying two machines rather than one. Printworks managing director Paul Robinson and I know each other well, and we have worked for each other's customers for 10 years."

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