There are over 2 billion literate, mobile phone subscribers in the developing world, many living on less than $5 a day. Corporations pay people to accomplish millions of simple text-based tasks.txteagle enables these tasks to be completed via text message by ordinary people around the globe.
between harnessing slacker energy and txteagle, we have not even scratched the surface of outsourcing. if you are an anti-outsourcing douchetard, it is time to dig in your heels. you won’t like the future.
it has long been argued that the google os, particularly MapReduce and GFS, is google’s real competitive strength. yahoo, meanwhile, is paying developers to develop clones of these. with seeming consolidation on a common computing platform, and ever-rising data center expenses, you gotta wonder how much sense it makes for the big three to duplicate all that CAPEX. they might be better off outsourcing their datacenters, and sharing some base datasets, such as a crawler cache (kinda like the feedmesh network).
the outsourced company, on the other hand, would end up running a grid with several million nodes and could optimize running costs overall, by using very low power servers, running on an opensourced processor architecture.
it’s good to know my computer is actually just doing that, with near 100% efficiency, instead of being mostly idle. plus, looking at the protein folds and wishing to be able to nudge the search algorithm closer to the lowest-energy state is quite mesmerizing. you also gotta admit that they do have a cool line for their advertising.
all visual studio 2005 bugs filed in the last week
granted, the crown jewels (windows and office) are not available in the bug database yet, but it’s a start.