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Archive for August, 2009

Back in the mid-1980’s I ran a data center for a military electronics contractor, and our R&D center was in the middle of the Mojave Desert near the China Lake Naval Weapons Center. We had 9-10 VAX systems, a dozen or so early SUN and Apollo UNIX, and older systems that I cannot even remember [...]

Tracing back through Aprigo’s blog, and this recent article from IBM on mid-market data and growth etc…. the premise is that data growth is not on vacation just because the economy is slipping around. Data growth tends to have a mind of its own and is not directly impacted with economic conditions.

My 23 yr old son called last week, and his long-awaited planetary alignment had occurred. We had a 10 yr old truck, which was eligible to trade in for US$4500 towards a new, fuel efficient car. I like it when my government will help me buy a car. Anyway, this old truck with the old [...]

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