Saturday, October 22, 2011

Photos of Apple Store, Palo Alto, October 2011

@ The Palo Alto, California Apple Store


Monday afternoon, October 10, 2011

Monday evening, October 17, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

If cavemen had Twitter

On a lighter note...

Overheard in an Andy Borowitz (avid Tweeter, and writer of the Borowitz report) interview this week:

"If cave men had twitter, we would probably not have fire because they would just twitter all night about how freezing it was."

Akamai founder article

Last month's Akamai article on founder Tom Leighton is now available on my website

You can also go directly to the PDF.

[Excerpt - "A View from the Edge", by Howard Greenfield]

In the last issue of IP Television we discussed how yesterday’s ‘dumb pipes’ are giving way to intelligent cloud services and driving a new online video brokerage.

One calling of today’s Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) is to bridge network hub and router hops to provide a seamless Internet media experience. Like sherpas - the tireless pioneers that first muscled up Everest and K2 - CDNs are today’s super-porters of new media.

The only difference is that instead of going sky-high, CDNs increasingly take their cargo wide. That is, to support services like Netflix and iTunes, they must bring high-definition and high bit-rate streams to the edge of today’s tangled networks to carry programming to mass audiences.  

. . . 
It goes with the territory according to Akamai Founder Tom Leighton – which is why they maintain 90,000 servers in over 1,800 locations and 70 countries.  (more ...)