Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Google Moves Close to the Resource

I grew up next to a new steel mill. It was built there because of the easy transport of raw materials: iron ore and coal. Then the people came. So it is very interesting to read in the NYT that Google (and Microsoft and Yahoo) building huge server farms on the Columbia River close to the source of the most important resource: electric power. So instead of being on a waterway for transportation they are building on the waterway for the power generation. Different age.

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