I was getting a demo of LeapTag (which is extremely cool and I’ll post more about it later) so I missed the rush to get into the 3rd floor room to see the keynotes.
You know this isn’t a bad thing. Lots of room down here. I found an outlet and a chair … so I’m listening to Tim O’Reilly give his keynote …
Tim doesn’t think that we’re heading to a bubble, he figures that we’re at the VisiCalc era. Good intro (cheerleading really) for Jeff Bezos.
Jeff Bezos …
Building new services. There is a significant building phase that builds the stability and scale you will need to succeed. Mechanical Turk … artificial artificial intelligence?
There is a cost to building and the cost cannot be ignored or cheapened (no shortcuts … that’s my take).
Amazon’s S3 data service was the big focus of his talk. And … I have to admit that I was really looking for the wow factor. But … it’s a great tale of where things can progress. Okay … humour … moving your data from your servers to S3. Jeff says they can grow and scale. Hmm, maybe yes, maybe no.
Okay … the Internet as a platform. Well, who would have bet that we’d have the bandwidth we have now that would make this possible.
Just to update this … O’Reilly Radar has nice coverage of the keynote … since I stepped out from it to talk with Natanel of Maxthon.