Cloud Industry Overview

Each cloud technology player has their own way of employing cloud technology having several niche use cases for targeting specific business needs and industries.  The major cloud providers help new businesses by providing an entry point into utilizing a seemingly unlimited amount of on-demandweb based computing power and have built a solid framework to ease the transition for existing businesses to migrate data centers to the cloud.

Microsoft serves the entrenched enterprise Fortune 500 companies that want to migrate their existing tech frameworks into a familiar model for hosting their computing needs using frameworks they are already accustomed with.  Microsoft deals with big players in all industries that have the ability to expend capital to meet their cloud computing need once a technology or framework is standardized across all cloud players.  Microsoft depends on cloud technology internally to drive their own cloud based offerings including Office 365 and OneDrive.
Amazon Web Ser…

The Oracle of Omaha Opines

The Situation The Sage of Omaha (aka Warren Buffet) has experienced the effect of a market downturn. The general economic performance of the country has directly impacted the general profitability of one of the titans of industry. The profits for the year of 2007 were reduced by 18% from the previous year. One of the largest conglomerate holding companies experiencing a substantial negative shift in profitability during an impending recession might at first glance indicate that the stock market is not an inviting place for financial investments. To the contrary, the bear market is the perfect time to buy into the market. For the long-term investor this is an opportunity to buy into stocks as a sound investment vehicle. These regular fluctuations in the market are an inevitable result of the reflection of the overall strength of the economy on the stock market. Mr. Buffet is evidently modifying his investment strategy now in 2008 just as in the bear market of 2002.
The Statistics…

Democratic Posthuman Manifesto

A terse treatise on the future of humanity and its potential.

The Foundation: Spread Democratic Thought
IBM: “Solutions for a small planet”

Democracy is about the free flow of ideas and information. It means having a market economy where your ideas can be transformed into products and services to solve problems for the advancement of humanity. It means bringing resources to people who need them while maintaining respect for our environment.

The Method: Create Technological and "Universal" Singularity
Microsoft: “Your potential, our passion”

The collective intelligance of all humanity will be augmented by the comprehensive thought patterns of a nascent all encompassing artificial intelligence of supreme proportions. The next steps in human evolution will be the posthuman metamorphic transformation, systematic planetary terraforming, and outward expansion of humankind into the cosmos. Matter and energy will be harnessed as simply tools of the trade of shaping human accomplishments…

Homage to the Triumvirate of News

All three TV personalities, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, and Tom Brokaw have signed off from daily news broadcasting.

Each left for different reasons but their collective charisma, consistency, and command of the news delivery will never be forgotten. They dished out the news in there own styles and each had a flare for the delivery of the daily news.

Tom Brokaw is notable for his book on the Greatest Generation of his time. The World War II veterans who helped shape the plight of the country after the tumultuous events of the 1st half of this prescient century. He carefully crafted his program and often created a sense of calm, contentment in the way he tempered his enthusiasm and reserved his judgement of the news at hand. Tom Brokaw's departure was planned well in advance. His retirement was long in the works with Brian Williams being groomed for his position for many years.

Peter Jennings had humble beginnings in Canada. He proved his worthiness as a supreme newscaster with his d…

Existential Rant about Time

Time does not really exist; only change exists as a constant. The future is a change in the current situation brought on by previous conditions. Time is merely a tool invented by humans to find order and patterns in a complex and chaotic universe. Time is a technological tool for advancement of the human species. For example the calendar is one of the most ancient and most widely used standard for managing our time. More recently we have used the mathematical knowledge and "time knowledge" to predict events in the future. The Y2K phenomenon is merely a lapse in our judgment of the management of time as a tool for the use in computers. Time is so crucial for the advancement of the human race yet it is the least tangible instrument of measurement.

Time is merely an illusion we masquerade with as a tool to manage the complexity of a society interacting with a world of matter. The only real substantive "material" is matter. Time is similar to energy in that they are bo…

New-fangled PC Concept via Technology Convergence

Technology Convergence
wireless network
flat screen
touch screen
voice recognition
remote programs (installed and updated over network)
minimal hardware required

Combines Functions of
cell phone

Software for
web browser
music player
video conferencing
hardware virtualization = real-time universal emulation

On Demand Web based software
data storage
word processor

processing power ?
personal data storage and security
power supply