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Change the game

October 12, 2006

The Dalles Googleplex, courtesy YACHT on Flickr

George Gilder provides a glimpse into the power requirements and infrastructure scalability issues involved with Google and other peta-scale Web services in “The Information Factories” published in Wired 14.10.

The array of costs and issues involved may seem insurmountable by any new business trying to ramp up and compete. But as Sun’s Andy Bechtolsheim notes when interviewed for the article, the game is over “Only if no one changes the game” (italics for emphasis).

Right on, Andy! Kobayashi Maru.


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