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NY Times: “What Cloud Computing Means to Your Job”


Amazon’s James Hamilton

An interesting New York Times article by Quentin Hardy, quoting UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska:

“‘Technology shapes styles of work,’ said Ed Lazowska, who holds a chair in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington. ‘One critical advantage of the cloud is that sharing becomes dramatically easier.’ He foresees more collaboration and outsourcing of work, and more specialization into whatever a worker, team or company does well.”

[The quote he liked better but that didn’t fit the eventual article, related to the introduction of technology into any field: “First we do faster, only later do we do different/smarter/better.”]

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