(2020-08-10) Bray A-Cloud PR/FAQ

Tim Bray: an A-Cloud PR/FAQ.

I’d like to see AWS split off from the rest of Amazon and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. So to help that happen, I’ve drafted a PR/FAQ and posted it on GitHub so that it can be improved

Why spin off AWS? · The beating of the antitrust drums is getting pretty loud across a widening swathe of political and economic conversations. The antitrust guns are particularly aimed at Big Tech. Whom I’m not convinced are the most egregious monopolists out there (consider beer, high-speed Internet, and eyeglasses) but they’re maybe the richest and touch more people’s lives more directly.

But that’s not the only reason to do it. The cover story in last week’s Economist, Can Amazon keep growing like a youthful startup? spilled plenty of ink on the prospects for an AWS future outside of Amazon

Now, everyone knows that at Amazon, when you want to drive a serious decision, someone needs to write, polish, and bring forward a six-pager, usually a PR/FAQ. So I started that process.

One thing neither of those write-ups really emphasize is that six-pagers in general, and PR/FAQs in particular, are collaborative documents.

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