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The New New Thing

By Terence Craig

Before we dive back into geekier topics, I highly recommend that you click on this image and buy Lewis’ book.  It is a great distillation of the valley’s culture during the Internet bubble.

In my last post, I talked about how Salesforce.com had bought back the venerable timesharing model by applying the new architectural model of multi-tenancy. Multi-tenancy made timesharing viable for the Internet era. (more…)

January 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm 1 comment

Back to the future

By Terence Craig

In my last post, I talked about how the time sharing model for enterprise apps was displaced by user owned data centers and on premise deployments of enterprise software.  In the late nineties, a plethora of companies tried to reinvigorate the timeshare model, using the Internet as a cheaper network backbone.

These companies, collectively called Application Service Providers (ASP), used a variety of different approaches to deliver enterprise software over the web.  They ranged from: (more…)

January 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm 1 comment


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