[FoRK] Jeff Barr: Blockchain is a floor wax AND a dessert topping

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Mon Apr 23 08:43:52 PDT 2018

I'm stealing that.


On 4/23/2018 8:26 AM, Ken Meltsner wrote:
> Could well be true -- FoRK participant in the news....
> https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-apos-blockchain-competes-similar-030229788.html
> https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/get-started-with-blockchain-using-the-new-aws-blockchain-templates/
> "...
> In a blog post about how to use Blockchain Templates, AWS vice
> president and chief evangelist Jeff Barr acknowledged the lack of
> clarity by referencing a 1970s “Saturday Night Live” sketch about
> (http://snltranscripts.jt.org/75/75ishimmer.phtml)Shimmer Floor Wax, a
> floor polish that is also a non-dairy dessert topping.
> “Some of the people that I talk to see blockchains as the foundation
> of a new monetary system and a way to faciliate international
> payments. Others see blockchains as a distributed ledger and immutable
> data source that can be applied to logistics, supply chain, land
> registration, crowdfunding and other use cases,” he wrote. “Either
> way, it’s clear that there are a lot of intriguing possibilities and
> we are working to help our customers use this technology more
> effectively.
> .."

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