- Oct 10, 2003
Am citit ieri că Google lucrează la o versiune desktop de Writely.
The Web, they say, is leaving the era of search and entering one of discovery. What's the difference? Search is what you do when you're looking for something. Discovery is when something wonderful that you didn't know existed, or didn't know how to ask for, finds you. When it comes to search, there's a clear winner - a $145 billion company called Google.
"Adieu to Google Answers
If you have a chance, we encourage you to browse through the questions posted over the last 4+ years. Although we won't be accepting any new questions, the existing Qs and As are available. We'll stop accepting new Answers to questions by the end of the year.
Robert Cringely îşi continuă ideea din postul de mai sus şi ne prezintă teoria lui despre cum Google doreşte să acapareze internetul.Originally posted by jarod
Deşi e doar un zvon, ar fi interesant de văzut dacă va fi pus în practică, iar, în caz afirmativ, care vor fi urmările.
Articolul a pornit de la presupusa intenţie a Google de a realiza un datacenter de 6/12 m. Acesta ar urma să fie pus în locurile unde Google are acces la fibră optică. Cele mai logice locaţii ar fi IXP-urile (Internet Exchange Points). Rezultatul?The advantage to having so many data centers goes beyond simple redundancy and fault tolerance. They get Google closer to users, reducing latency. They offer inter-datacenter communication and load-balancing using that no-longer-dark fiber Google owns. But most especially, they offer super-high bandwidth connections at all peering ISPs at little or no incremental cost to Google.
Where some other outfit might put a router, Google is putting an entire data center, and the results are profound. Take Internet TV as an example. Replicating that Victoria's Secret lingerie show that took down Broadcast.com years ago would be a non-event for Google. The video feed would be multicast over the private fiber network to 300+ data centers, where it would be injected at gigabit speeds into each peering ISP. Viewers watching later would be reading from a locally cached copy.
Google loves secrecy. That they've been acquiring fiber assets hasn't been a secret, but the sheer volume of these acquisitions HAS been. Why? One thought is that it kept down the price since people didn't really know it was Google snatching up this stuff (they've done it under a number of different corporate names). But if price was the issue, then why hasn't Google just bought the companies that own the fiber? It made no sense until I scratched my head and thought a bit further, at which point it became obvious that Google wants to -- in its own way -- control the Internet. In fact, they probably control it already and we just haven't noticed.