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"Jeff (Bezos) thinks on a planetary level,"
said a former Amazon senior executive.
"...That is how Amazon will make a dent
in the universe."


The New York Times
By QUENTIN HARDY
August 27, 2012

SEATTLE - Within a few years, Amazon.com's creative destruction of both traditional book publishing and retailing may be footnotes to the company's larger and more secretive goal: giving anyone on the planet access to an almost unimaginable amount of computing power. ...
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Thanks for the link. It's an interesting story. Also stories about the new Amazon Glacier service such as this one started appearing this week:
For those who missed the initial hoopla, Glacier is an archival supplement to S3--specifically a very-low-cost ($0.01 per gigabyte per month) storage pool for information that needs to be available, but not readily at hand--as in there's no hardship if it takes three to five hours to retrieve.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), a division of the company, is already a success even within a corporation that already has been pretty darned successful.
 
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