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Apple CEO Steve Jobs is among the greatest innovators of our time. And yet his genius for understanding business is rarely explained in any public way. Rarer still is to hear the advice he would give to the CEO of another hugely successful company: Nike. Steve Jobs' Advice to Nike: Get Rid of the Crappy Stuff [Video]
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Over the past decade, building large-scale online applications has become a pretty well-understood science with numerous books, papers, periodicals, forums, and conferences devoted to the subject. The Web overflows with advice and prescriptions for achieving high reliability at massive scale. Trouble is, implementing the best scaling practices is not free, and is often overlooked early in a product's lifecycle. Small teams use modern frameworks to quickly develop useful applications, with little need to worry about scale: today you can run a successful application on very little infrastructure... at least, you can up to a point. Past this point lies an uncomfortable middle ground, where small teams face scaling challenges as their system becomes successful, often without the benefit of an ideal design or lots of resources to implement one. What Second Life can teach your datacenter about scaling Web app
The Chess Master and the Computer - The New York Review of Books Chess Metaphors: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Mind by Diego Rasskin-Gutman, translated from the Spanish by Deborah Klosky MIT Press, 205 pp., $24.95 In 1985, in Hamburg, I played against thirty-two different chess computers at the same time in what is known as a simultaneous exhibition. I walked from one machine to the next, making my moves over a period of more than five hours. The four leading chess computer manufacturers had sent their top models, including eight named after me from the electronics firm Saitek.
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