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April 21, 2005

Tim O'Reilly's Closing Thoughts at MySQL 2005

A few thoughts from Tim O'Reilly's closing remarks at MySQL 2005.

The new paradigm is that software is a service.

Part of the new application is user-contributed information.

Data is the Next "Intel Inside." NAVTEQ is the Intel inside maps. All map services use their data.

Tim talks about numerous software developments in flickr, amazon, google, yahoo etc. Tim shows a cool application that joins Craigslist and Google maps and lets you plot all matches from Craigslist on a Google map. Another one is the baby name wizard's voyager applet that graphically plots history of name popularity.

Posted by mike at April 21, 2005 6:46 PM