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EC2 for Poets

Friday, March 20, 2009 by Dave Winer.

Today's the day -- if you've been wondering if you can set up a server in Amazon's cloud, the answer is Yes You Can.  Permalink to this paragraph

Here's how: http://howto.opml.org/dave/ec2/  Permalink to this paragraph

If you're wondering what it's all about, I've recorded a 22-minute podcast that explains. Even if you don't go through the howto, I recommend listening to the podcast.  Permalink to this paragraph

There's something that everyone who cares about the net should know about the cloud. Lots of new ideas in the howto and the podcast. Permalink to this paragraph

Paolo Valdemarin, my friend in Italy, went through the EC2 howto, and it opened up a lot of ideas for him. Important stuff. Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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