Om kicked off the morning with a nice surprise in the form of a video clip message from Nick Carr. Here’s some notes:
The fundamental unit of computing is shifting from individual computers to the data center or the grid of computers. This means different things for businesses and suppliers. The functioning of a reliable data center is crucial to a competitive edge. Prowess in building the infrastructure and running data centers will be crucial to success.
With electric current there wasn’t an ethical dimension — computing is very different of course, because it involves information. Personal and business information has an ethical component. We are in the beginning of making ethical decisions about this infrastructure — this is not just about technology; this is about the implications of supplying information over this new grid.