links for 2008-09-04

  • Cory Doctorow writes in Nature about peta-scale (bytes/flops/watts) data centres: "The mad, inconceivable growth of computer performance and data storage is changing science, knowledge, surveillance, freedom, literacy, the arts ā€“ everything that can be represented as data, or built on those representations. And in doing so it is putting endless strain on the people and machines that store the exponentially growing wealth of data involved."
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