Friday, April 24, 2009

I'm Quoted in PCWorld!

Juan Carlos Perez from IDG News Service (the parent company of PCWorld) contacted me today to ask if I'd be interested in speaking with him about the Amazon Web Services offerings. He explained that he was writing an article on the subject and wanted to hear how customers felt about it. We had a nice chat late this morning. I let him know that I've experimented with EC2 and S3, but haven't done any production work with either. I made sure to plug the Boston Scalability User Group (of which I've been a member since the first meeting) and mentioned that we'd already had Mike Culver of Amazon as a speaker.

The result was an article which appeared in PCWorld: " Eyes CIOs With Its AWS Cloud IT Services". My quotes were pretty clunky (apparently me thinks and me writes more gooder than me talks :) ), but I think readers will at least be able to figure out what I meant.

the article also appears in InfoWorld and ComputerWorld Norway

Another Update: I contacted the reporter about the clunkiness of my quotes.  He said that since the article had already been published, he would have to run any changes by his editors and it would effectively be treated as a retraction/correction.  That's obviously overkill, so I guess I'll just have to live it and follow his suggestion for next time: ask the author to run quotes by me before the article is filed.

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