September 30, 2011

Amazon's Silk Browser Plays Another Role - NYTimes.com

Amazon's SILK browser is a VERY big deal. Expect others who have committed to cloud computing to emulate it.

"...All this is possible now in part because Silk is only inside the Fire tablet, and connects to Amazon’s cloud. But in learning how better to manage cloud tasks — a little computing here in the hand, a lot of computing up there in the cloud — Amazon is gaining precious skills in newer forms of computer science brought on by the cloud era. For a long time, most programming problems were defined by how much processing power you had. That’s why you used to hear so much about powerful chips and now you don’t. With the advent of the cloud, the amount of processing power for most problems isn’t the issue; correctly apportioning tasks and making millions of servers work together is..."

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