Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Singing for the unsung ..

As we all know Edison was the father of the electricity industry. Of course we're all probably wrong. Tesla, Westinghouse and Swan were also giants behind the formation of the modern electricity grid.

However, to the victor goes the spoils and whilst Edison might not be the originator, he was certainly the most successful. Alas, spoils often include history.

I mention this because the analogy with electricity is often used in the cloud computing space and history tends to repeat itself. Once again we have forgotten giants.

So which giants am I talking about? Why none other than Benjamin Black and Chris Pinkham. Who are they you might ask? Why they were the people who created the Amazon EC2 concept. They are the cloud's unsung heroes.