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Bumps in My Internet Journey (Links): August 27, 2007

Posted by Bob Warfield on August 27, 2007

This post introduces a new weekly feature for the SmoothSpan blog where I’ll list noteworthy links I came across during the prior week.  Call them “Bumps in My Internet Journey” because they made me stop and think!  If they made me think enough, eventually you’ll see a blog post about it.

Why Mahalo, TechMeme, and Facebook are going to kick Google’s butt in four years:  Scoble’s got an interesting take.  Everyone hates search engine Spam!

Attention Economy:  All You Need to Know:  Nice overview of Read/Write Web’s Attention Economy concept.  Eventually I’ll blog about this…

Denormalizing Your Way to Speed and Profit:  Because databases are an agent of the Devil when it comes to massive scalability.

Yahoo Pig and Google Sawzall:  Wherein MapReduce and Hadoop become Languages.  Don’t worry, to become a Languages is the most exalted thing in computing.  Adobe even made printers languages!

Profiting from the Content Delivery Network Wars:  They haven’t seen anything yet.  Amazon and the other big guys will roll Akamai et al up as part of the hosting package  you get when you buy their utility computing service.

What Makes an Idea Viral:  Seth Godin is always worth listening to.

Werner Vogels Tells Us About the Amazon Technology Platform:  As well as interesting glimpses into their culture.

By 2014, We’ll Have 1000-core Chips:  The amazing Tile64 has shipped with 64 cores.  Available today lest you thought the Multicore Crisis was far in the future!

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