Monday News: Fan wars and Amazon’s attempt to disrupt cloud storage
Amazon’s competitors think customers are using Amazon’s cloud “to experiment,” said Jason Mendenhall, the vice president for cloud at Switch Communications, which runs one of the biggest facilities on the planet to host the computers that power the cloud. But already the interface for connecting to Amazon’s cloud is becoming a sort of de facto standard in the cloud community, because so many programmers know it. And with the growth of startups that started on Amazon, how long will it be until the “low end” cloud provider is creeping further and further up the value chain, just as “cheap” Japanese automobiles did in the US after their first, humble introduction in the 1950s?
And, unlike books and movies, cloud storage is making money for Amazon. “In the slides accompanying Amazon’s latest earnings report, one chart indicates that revenue from “Amazon Web Services, Advertising Services, and Co-branded Credit Cards” totaled $750 million in the first three months of 2013.”
The first commenter, Courtney, writes “HOW DARE YOU EVEN COMPARE SHITTY ASS STEPHANIE MEYER TO THE QUALITY WORK THAT IS ANNE RICE HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU FUCKING HAG, I HOPE YOU GET HERPES”
And Jose “My dear: Even if you dont like a book i dont get why you have to destroy it, Nazi memories perhaps?”
When Miss Articulate suggests a less ad hominem attack might be more helpful, another commenter takes the disingenuous route “It’s merely stating that destroying books is one of the things Nazis did, why get so personal?”