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  • 2004, huh? (Score:5, Interesting)

    I guess their editorial cycle is really long. For instance, hasn't "utility computing" been around as long as the computer (and I don't just mean the electronic ones)? They say it is "Pay only for the processing power you use."

    Well, back in the Day, when DEC was strong and I was using VMS at government labs, I saw accounting numbers for how many cycles I used and how much that would cost our group.

    This is just another example of my notion, which I hope to turn into an idea, that so-called utility computi
    • Great reply. I only have one teeny side comment:

      Why are things like ColdFusion and PHP so popular now? Because Perl was popular before. It will come around again, maybe with a different language or technology, but people swing back and forth between flexibility and ease. How long ago was COBOL created?

      I think the example of COBOL weakens your argument. Consider the era in which it was created. New language technologies weren't coming around the way that they are now and COBOL had no serious competi