[FoRK] Cloud

Benjamin Black b at b3k.us
Mon Oct 5 16:42:22 PDT 2009

Adam L Beberg wrote:
> Benjamin Black wrote on 10/5/2009 3:18 PM:
>> full-auto infrastructure management and capacity scaling horizontally?
>> not a part of the mainframe world.  distributing computation to the
>> massive datasets over which it is operating _and_ moving data
>> geographically closer to users?  no real analog in the mainframe world.
>>  dealing with the thorny problems of massive scale, geodistributed
>> caching?  you get the idea.
> Half the people on this list were doing that stuff in the 90's,
> including me. Cloud is a marketing model, not a technology. Just Google
> is an ad company and any technology they decide to buy is just
> collateral damage (I've yet to see any data that convinces me that ads
> work at all on Gen-X+ humans)

awesome, on mainframes in the 60s?  erm, in the 90s?  and maybe not on
mainframes?  oh dear, it seems we can't keep the dates or technology
straight.  i'm sure your right.


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