Active in Cloud, #Amazon Reshapes Computing - NYTimes
The lower cost of computing, along with overnight deployment of machines, drives the business. Germany’s Spiegel TV paid A.W.S. to make digital copies of 20,000 programs. It cost less than Spiegel would have paid for the electricity powering its own servers.
#AWS is (...) a business. But it is also a philosophy of enabling other people to build big systems. That is how Amazon will make a dent in the universe.”