In the crowd at Microsoft's cloud-computing coming out party earlier this week sat at least one Googler, and, as the Guardian's Jack Schofield notes today, his observations about the event and its implications are worth reading. The guy in question, Dion Almaer, who works on Google Gears, among other things, writes on his personal blog: "I have had the pleasure to be at PDC this week and Microsoft put on a great show. As they showed their vision of unification around Windows (cloud, Web, PC, mobile) through great developer tools, there was excitement. Windows Azure looks great." (The sound you just heard was Sergey Brin spitting his masala chai all over his MacBook Air.)
Note: the original post author is not a “Googler” – from a comment on Carr’s post:
Thanks for the thoughts. One clarification: I actually now work for Mozilla not Google, and don't speak for either of course.
Sure was an interesting PDC!
Ajaxian and Mozilla