Benefits of a Bubble, Event When Burst", I was thinking a bit
about the last bubble and what we gained from it.
was the place to buy hardware. Need a high end router, or an
expensive load balancer? You could get all of it from Ebay. There are
a number of startups that I work with that all got their start during
that period. Only in the last few years have they been replacing all
of the hardware they picked up from the last bubble.
completely collapsed. Companies swooped in and bought these up. The
number of cheap data centers that are up for grabs is long gone. I
expect to see some of the current build out for data centers, to
benefit the players who live through the next slowdown.
getting funded. Much of this won't last, but we will be left with the
technology (though I am suspicious about how much of this will be of
trained in scaling and deployment.
The job market is ridiculous once again. I'm getting a few inquiries
each week (I am beginning to think someone has written a bot that
scavenges email addresses from the MySQL forum's since so many of the
pieces of email reference it). I had dinner last with Larry McVoy and
we both lamented over the fact that system developers are impossible
to find. Schools don't train them anymore, so you have to find the
naturally talented ones who happen to appear.
I could really use a cheap gigabyte managed switch right about now...
And a big NAS device...