(2006-10-18) Gilder Information Factories

George Gilder on the huge Data Center-s being built by the big Web players (Google, Microsoft, AskCom, Yahoo, etc.). In every era, the winning companies are those that waste what is abundant (Abundance) – as signalled by precipitously declining prices – in order to save what is scarce. Google has been profligate with the surfeits of data storage and backbone bandwidth. Conversely, it has been parsimonious with that most precious of resources, users' patience.


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