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NoSQL and the End of the SQL Cash Machine

A techie debate is raging on the relative merits of relational vs. so-called NoSQL databases. I have a techie opinion and a stake in the debate, but in this post I'd like to make a business prediction that has nothing to do with the technical merits of one vs. the other at all. It's only…

Unlimited Free Client-Side Storage

So far I've looked at devices with which we'll interact with information in 2020. Now I'm changing gears to look at the backend. Fry's is selling Terabyte hard drives for $69.99 this week. A Terabyte is, give or take, a billion pages of text, or a million books. An entire library. Or a month's worth…