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The Big Switch by Nicholas Carr – Review

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“A hundred years ago, companies stopped generating their own power with steam engines and dynamos and plugged into the newly built electric grid. … Today, a similar revolution is under way. This time, it’s computing that’s turning into a utility.” Nicholas Carr

At one of the sessions of the TechnoSecurity 2008 conference last week, I mentioned reading The Big Switch by Nicholas Carr (W. W. Norton, 2008). The person with whom I was speaking said, “That’s the 3rd slide in my presentation for this session!” I haven’t done a ‘book report’ since, well, a long time but this book nails some of the important changes going on in the IT industry.

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Posted on : Jun 10 2008
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