Arik Hesseldahl

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Amazon Launches Government-Oriented Cloud Computing Service

Three months after America’s first chief technology officer recommended that the federal government move as much of its IT infrastructure to the cloud as possible in order to save a few billion dollars, cloud provider Amazon says it has just such a service ready to roll. Amazon announced today the launch of GovCloud, a “region” within its Amazon Web Services aimed specifically at U.S. government agencies and their security needs.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work