Meanwhile in China, a couple of 22-year-old computer scientists had an idea for a company based on the new economy in which a terabyte costs a penny, processors are too fast to measure, and bandwidth is too plentiful to charge for …
I should acknowledge my debt to Chip Bayers, whose similarly titled Wired feature from almost a decade ago inspired this one. John Ellis started my fever-dream with his weekend piece from the Wall Street Journal. Also, I own Microsoft stock, most of which cost me more than today's closing price. Google me or send me e-mail via Google's soon-to-fold e-mail service: firstname.lastname@example.org. (E-mail may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)
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