Kunle Olukotun gets pervasive - "You have to do some really good work and become famous."
The death of the white box makers - Voracious buyers such as Yahoo!, Microsoft and Amazon represent a niche in the server market - a very lucrative niche. So, we've seen companies such as IBM and Dell come out recently with gear aimed right at the service provider set.
Affairs, social security checks and the mini-fab - Based on the rather insane number of messages I've received over the last couple of weeks, you guys really, really wanted part two of our interview with Steve Usdin, author of Engineering Communism. Well, here it is.
Espionage, affairs and PCs: Ahh, Zelenograd - Few stories in computing history come close to matching the tale of Zelenograd – the Soviet Union's attempt at creating something along the lines of Silicon Valley.
A day in the life of Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne - Death threats from the Russian mob, a war on Wall Street, Wikipedia puke, Warren Buffett. Where to begin?
Fred Weber removes stealth shield - Fred Weber had the look of a mad man.
Nick Carr's scary take on the future of computing - Semi-Coherent Computing listeners who have yet to read Nick Carr's new book The Big Switch will almost certainly want to pick up a copy.
Barksdale: The Microsoft splitter - Jim Barksdale refuses most interviews these days. He's no longer serving as, say, CIO of FedEx or CEO of Netscape and has little use for hacks. Still - via a bit of string pulling - we were able to secure the business and technology legend on Semi Coherent Computing.
How to deal with storage overload - We're barreling toward a world where 1TB files fly make their way across the internet, while devices like the iPod prepare to handle your favorite 267,000 songs and movies. And, according to industry experts, the storage vendors are not quite ready to deal with all of these massive files or to construct the types of systems that could power a local/network/mobile version of, say, Google Docs well.
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